Section A: Negotiate Submission Agreement
In this part the Archive determines if any of the records that should be accessioned are record types that the Archive has not previously defined or dealt with. If that is the case, the Archive will define the new record type. Record types define the nature of a class of records. They usually define retention and disposition of records, and, sometimes, their confidentiality status. Definitions of record types usually guide an Archive's appraisal and format transformation decisions.