Another consideration in selecting the filing system most appropriate for your office is the access system1 . There are two types: direct access and indirect access.
You must decide which access method is best suited to your agency. In making your decision, there are features of each we should be considered.
A direct access system allows a person to locate a particular record by going directly to the files and looking under the name of the record. Alphabetical systems are generally designed to be direct access.