adj. (also non-custodial)relating to situations where records creators continue to maintain archival records, with archivists providing management oversight even as they may also hold custody of other recordsWalch 1993, 512More significantly, if the predictions are true that electronic records will best be dealt with as noncustodial materials, then increasing numbers of archivists will serve in adjunct capacities, advising and overseeing archival information held by nonarchival organizations.Bicknese 2003, 89One could take a noncustodial approach and rely on the individual offices or departments to maintain these Web-based documents. However, archivists certainly have encountered situations where university personnel have destroyed valuable departmental records while getting rid of their office files.Millar 2006b, 72, fn. 24It is worth remembering that implicit in the continuum process is the vision, likely but not inevitable, that these records will never even leave the agency; that in paper or electronic form they will remain with the creating office and be managed and accessed in a noncustodial fashion.Gilliland 2014a, 123The Archivists’ Workbench, however, was predicated upon a custodial model for electronic records, while today many repositories are investigating collaborative preservation repositories or completely noncustodial models, thus raising a question about whether the workbench approach could work if electronic records were never physically removed from the recordkeeping environment in which they were created.Daniels et al. 2015, 255We are also considering a temporary noncustodial approach, that is, working with hesitant donors to ensure the preservation of their collections, with the promise that they will donate these materials to ASC upon their deaths, if not sooner.