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Digital implementers group – executive and management support during change March 18, 2016 No Comments

Last week, the Digital Implementers Group met for one of their regular six-weekly meetings. As always, the group shared some fascinating insights into their current projects. The focus of the discussion was on the support required for managing information and records through organisational change. Members discussed the important factors and challenges, and how they had addressed […]

Digital case study from the Department of Premier and Cabinet published January 27, 2016 No Comments

Last year, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) gave a very engaging presentation to the Records Managers’ Forum about their transformation to a fully digital working environment. This has been a very successful transition, with significant improvements measured in process time and quality and full user uptake across the organisation. We have recently published a case study […]

Decommissioning systems – the benefits December 18, 2015 No Comments

A common problem for many organisations is the accumulation of digital records and information in systems which become obsolete. These systems either rely on legacy technology, or are related to non-current business processes. However many of these systems contain high value information, and their poor management can become a significant risk for organisations. Decommissioning is a process by which a […]

Insights from the Australian Society of Archivists workshop on arrangement and description November 19, 2015 No Comments

Recently State Records staff from the Government Recordkeeping, Digital Archives and Archives Control and Management sections attended a workshop on arranging and describing archives run by the Australian Society of Archivists. The course was focused around the new challenges posed by digital environments, both in the creation of records digitally and in the way in […]

We’ve moved our blog hosting October 28, 2015 No Comments

State Records has just moved Future Proof’s blog hosting provider. We are still based on the same WordPress platform, but we are now using a new external provider who specialises in hosting sites like this. Please expect business as usual from us: nothing should change! We have checked and tested everything, but if you do […]

World Statistics Day on 20th October in Sydney October 16, 2015 No Comments

World Statistics Day is a day set aside to recognise the contribution statistics make in shaping societies around the world. It is a United Nations initiative, and this year  the global statistical community will showcase their statistical achievements in many countries under the theme: better data better lives. To celebrate the day the Australian Bureau […]

Consolidation and collaboration – summary of the digital implementers group October 2, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had the Digital Implementers Group: a regular meeting bringing together people implementing digital systems for records and information management in the NSW Public Sector. As usual, the meeting was attended by a broad range of professionals and organisations. This meeting focussed on consolidation and cross-sector collaboration.

People and organisational culture – creating the environment for digital transformation August 21, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular Digital Implementers’ Group meeting. This time, the topic was focused around people and organisational culture. The group’s members what are the necessary cultural factors in organisations which have strong digital information and records management, and what are the cultural barriers. Representing in the group were are wide range of […]

Records Managers Forum presentations now available on Future Proof August 19, 2015 No Comments

The podcasts from last week’s Records Managers Forum are now available on Future Proof. The Records Managers Forum highlight achievements and projects in NSW Government agencies. It promotes communication between NSW public sector records managers and provides an opportunity to exchange news and discuss issues of current concern. Last week’s forum was hosted by State […]

System decommissioning, migration, and manager responsibilities – summary of the June Digital Implementers group June 22, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular Digital Implementers group meeting. As usual, a diverse group attended from across government. There was a lively discussion around the various implementation challenges the organisations are facing, as well as discussion of data migration and decommissioning challenges, and management accountabilities for information.