EARC Protocols regarding consideration of records
1. Committee members in judging a record may apply the following verdict:
2. For a record to be accepted, the Committee as a whole must be convinced that the record is beyond all doubt and will stand the test of time. The following thresholds will be used in applying that principle, with a minimum of at least 9 of the 12 members having voted:
3. Where the Pends prevent an Accept decision, the Secretary will endeavour to get the extra input as soon as possible and make that information available.
Those ‘Pending’ should then decide whether to Accept or Reject in order to avoid records being retained under a Pend category beyond the conclusion of that batch. Under such circumstances, the observer can always be invited to undertake further research and make a fresh submission.