As Cassation (also "Shredding" in Austria shredding ) is referred to in the archives the destruction of as not worth archiving rated documents - the spot ends - and the documents and information it contains. A rule-compliant and traceable recording of written material serves to restrict or prevent the transfer of redundant information. This is to avoid that massive amounts of identical or similar information have to be kept and stored permanently. This also applies today to the formation of the transmission of digital information and mass data.
"Cassation regulations" (also "cassation guidelines", "sample lists", "document catalogs"), but also a documentation profile can serve as an objective basis for decision-making as to which documents are classified as worthy of archiving. The cassation rules regulate how the documents defined as not worth archiving are already handled in the administrative area and how the latter must be properly destroyed as waste . One speaks of "cashing" and "cashable / cashable" written material. Cassation regulations serve to simplify the work of administration and archives by defining document categories that can be destroyed in advance within the framework of the simplified cassation in accordance with data protection .
Be in authorities registries destroyed documents arbitrarily without consulting the archive, it is called wild Cassation, which is against the law in general.
- What actually is “cassation”? In: Glossary of selected archive-related terms. Leipzig University Archives, accessed on May 18, 2018 .
- Key terms in archive terminology by Angelika Menne-Haritz