Pertinenzprinzip - Pertinenzprinzip
The pertinence principle ( Latin : pertinere , 'to belong') is referred to as:
- in archives, the creation of an inventory according to subject matter or a subject systematics; Breakdown of archived material according to territorial, personnel or material issues regardless of the context in which it originated.  The opposite term is the principle of provenance , the order according to the origin of the archive material. With the pertinence principle, the documents from different registrars are usually mixed up, so that the creation and development of a file inventory is (can) be lost. This and the much greater administrative effort required for the pertinence principle led to the fact that the provenance principle is usually preferred in larger archives.
- In the edition system, the “pertinence principle” is the arrangement of texts made by an author in the case of works or complete editions according to thematically related subjects. The opposite term here is the “ chronology principle ”, in which the texts are arranged according to their date of publication in the print.