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accesstion log

a serial list of numbers assigned to records in a numeric storage system

alphabetic index

a reference to a numeric file, organized alphabetically, that is used when the name or subject is known but not the assigned number.

alphanumeric coding

a coding system that combines letters and numbers, in combination with punctuation marks, to develop codes for classifying and retrieving information.

block-numeric coding

a coding system based on the assignment of number ranges to subjects.

chronologic storage

a method by which records are filed in date sequence, either in reverse sequence or forward sequence.

consecutive numbering method

a method in which consecutively numbered records are arranged in ascending number order from the lowest number to the highest number.

decimal-numeric coding

a numeric method of classifying records by subject in units of ten and coded for arrangement in numeric order.

duplex-numeric coding

a coding system using numers with two or more parts separated by a dash, space, or comma.

middle-digit storage

a numeric storage method in which the middle digits are used as the primary division for organizing the filing system.

nonconsecutive numbering

a system of numbers that has blocks of numbers omitted.

numeric records management

any classification system for arranging records that is based on numbers.

terminal-digit storage

a numeric storage method in which the last two or three digits of each number are used as the primary division under which a record is filed and groups of numbers are read from right to left.

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