Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard: Function Element
|Definition:||The general or agency-specific business function(s) and activities which are documented by the record.|
|Purpose:||To document the relationship between records and the functions/activities they represent.|
|Rationale:||Documentation, through recordkeeping, of activities and transactions pertaining to the agency's core business functions will help to maintain agency accountability for its actions.|
|Applicability:||Applicable at the record and/or record series level.|
|This element shall be linked to elements 12. AGGREGATION LEVEL and 14. RECORD IDENTIFIER.|
|Assigned By:||Agent-assigned, usually by the Record Content Author or Record Owner|
Use of a controlled vocabulary or thesaurus is recommended.
|Comments:||Agencies may choose to link the functions and activities documented under 9. FUNCTION to their specific mandates, as recorded in element 20. MANDATE.|
Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard: Version 1.1, July 2002.