It is the practice of the East Cleveland Public Library to retain certain records from year to year. Although the Ohio Revised Code does not set forth guidelines for public libraries, the Board of Trustees of the East Cleveland Public Library, acting as the library’s Records Commission, adopts the following policy for records retention.
Records fall into two categories: Permanent and Non-Permanent. Retention of records may be in the form of electronic media, print, or tape. The following list shows the retention period of specific records, which is compiled from recommendations from the Auditor of State’s Office and the Ohio Historical Society.
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