- noun the process of updating a file by changing, adding or deleting entries
- The updating of master files, based on changes in the data contained in transaction files.
- Any activity which helps maintain files current and/or optimally accessible. Such activities include the addition, modification, or deletion of contained information, copying or archiving files, or the defragmentation of a disk.
Information & Library Science
- noun the practice of keeping files up to date by changing, adding or deleting entries