Includes all recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics, made or received by a Federal agency under Federal law or in connection
with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the United States Government or because of the informational value of data in them (44 U.S.C. 3301 and 36 CFR 1220.18)
The DOE/LBNL Contract between the University of California and DOE specifies that all records, except the University’s fiscal and administrative records, are federal records. Individuals do not own Laboratory records and do not have the authority to dispose of them or transfer records to another institution. If individuals maintain personal files at the Laboratory, they must not mix Laboratory records with their personal records. Individuals may make convenience copies of appropriate Laboratory records for their personal files in reasonable quantities.