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Case Study – External Pilot – Machine Learning and Records Management September 24, 2018 1 Comment

Conclusion of our exploratory adventure Just over 12 months ago the Digital State Archives team here at NSW State Archives was challenged to explore the application of machine learning to records management with a specific focus on digital disposal. We began by publishing a preliminary research blog which assessed the ‘state of art’ of the […]

Case Study – Internal Pilot – Machine Learning and Records Management March 20, 2018 4 Comments

Motivation In 2017 State Archives NSW’s Digital Archives team began investigating the application of machine learning to records management. The first deliverable of this project was a research paper published on the FutureProof blog that explored the state of art (what the technology is capable of) and state of play (how it is being used […]

Machine Learning and Records Management September 14, 2017 2 Comments

Executive Summary This paper details preliminary research into the application of machine learning technologies to records management in a digital environment. Machine learning has the potential to automate processes such as classification and disposal. Indeed there are already commercial records management products available that use machine learning, such as auto-classification to improve search. Blockers to […]

Machine Learning – Can You Help? May 11, 2017 No Comments

Call for any research or any occurrence of machine learning technologies being used in records management within the State of New South Wales or beyond. This could be in the area of digital classification, appraisal or disposal from either an “off the shelf product” or any “in house development” being used. Machine learning is the […]

The Information Professionals: Toward 2020 #IAM_2017 May 10, 2017 2 Comments

Transformative change – Digital transformation: an archivist’s journey from a paper world into the digital world (a personal story from Glen Humphries Project Officer – Digital State Archives – State Archives and Records NSW). My career as an information management professional began accidentally and by chance. After twenty years of working in various jobs (mostly in […]

Saving our digital history byte by byte July 7, 2016 No Comments

The following is an insight from the Digital Archives team here at State Records with a fascinating look back at our recent digital history. On 30 June 1992, First State Computing transferred the database that had been used in the recently ended Royal Commission into the Former Chelmsford Private Hospital and Mental Health Services in […]