Info Camões - fonds and records

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A fond is a set of records, in whatever form or media, organically produced and/or accumulated and used by an individual, family or legal person in the course of their activities and functions.

A collection is a set of documents gathered artificially due to any common characteristic, regardless of their origin. Collections can exist at different levels of description, including their background and series.



A composed document is the organized unit of documents grouped in the course of archival organization, because they refer to the same subject, activity, or transaction processing itself. Examples of composed documents are processes (civil, criminal, personnel, work, etc.), information dossiers, nonlinear documents, etc.

A simple document is the smallest intellectually indivisible archival unit, e.g., letter, memorandum, report, photograph, sound recording.


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