The life of a record begins at the moment of its declaration. This means it is already information of some maturity by the time it enters its active use. For records then the active use phase may be characterised less by constant use and rapid change than for other, more informal types of information.
Instead the emphasis remains on ensuring the maintenance of the specific qualities and properties of the record which give it is value throughout this first stage of its use.
As such it will be of use to those tasked with managing records within the institution, quality managers, auditors and those responsible for the design of new systems and processes.