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A life cycle is

[a] set of iterative, modular processes that govern the creation, acquisition, selection, description, sustainability, access and preservation of digital content over time.[1]


A life cycle is

the stages through which information is managed. Information management strives to manage the records in a manner that facilitates authenticity, reliability, integrity and usability throughout all stages including:


A life cycle is the

[e]volution of a system, product, service, project, or other human-made entity from conception through retirement.[3]


  1. NDSA Glossary.
  2. CAN/CGSB-72.34-2005.
  3. NIST Special Publication 800-160, at B-6.

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