‘Metadata’ Archive

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 […]

Metadata, migration and decommissioning enquiries March 27, 2017 No Comments

We’ve had quite a few enquiries on information systems – from systems upgrades to migration, and also risks around decommissioning of legacy systems. Q1. Why do we need to keep on migrating metadata of old records that have been destroyed or missing? A: There is a need to retain the metadata of old records, regardless […]

6 steps to eApprovals: the PSC & DPC interagency collaboration project experience January 18, 2017 No Comments

Last year, we published a case study outlining the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s (DPC) Electronic Document and Records Management (EDRM) Program strategy, including their electronic approvals (eApprovals) workflow implementation. Since then, DPC had enquiries from other agencies about their strategy and their successes, and one of those enquiries led to the collaboration between DPC and the Public […]

Records Managers Forum presentations now available on Future Proof January 11, 2017 No Comments

The presentations and podcasts from the Records Managers Forum held 29th November are now available on Future Proof.  The Forum promotes communication between NSW public sector records managers and provides an opportunity to exchange news and discuss issues of current concern. The Records Managers Forum’s theme was digital excellence and transforming NSW government and included […]

Introducing our new Podcast page October 13, 2016 No Comments

We have been busy redesigning our Podcast page and we hope that with the new page, it will be easier to search and access the latest podcasts and accompanying presentation slides. Why change it? We have noticed that our Podcasts page has been getting long and growing, and it is starting to get unwieldy to […]

We support your Right to Know! September 28, 2016 No Comments

Today is Right to Know day and State Records NSW is proud to be a Right to Know 2016 Champion! One of the themes this year is Open Government in Action. Open government increases accountability and promotes citizen input to government service delivery and policy development.

Exploring and visualising data August 15, 2016 No Comments

Data visualisation has the digital universe all mesmerised and here at State Records, we are always interested in learning what other agencies are doing on this space. The DX Lab at the State Library of NSW has already started experimenting on visualising its data. They have produced some amazing data visualisation projects which showcase the […]

Trust no one? The truth is out there August 12, 2016 No Comments

Much has been made of privacy concerns around the 2016 Australian census. Unfairly or not, much of the early discourse[1] was centred on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ intention to retain name and address information for four years. Many commentators have shared their views on whether they trust the government on how they will use […]

Records and information management FAQs – Things to think about when it’s time to migrate (especially in relation to metadata) December 9, 2015 No Comments

During the month of December we are blogging on the topic of decommissioning. Decommissioning legacy systems may result in the migration of data to new systems. We have published some advice on effectively managing the migration of records, which outlines some important things to consider when migrating records and information between systems. This advice notes […]

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 […]