‘State Records snippets’ Archive

So you’ve got a job in Records… June 22, 2018 No Comments

Welcome to working within the Records Management and Archives industry! NSW State Archives and Records Authority acknowledges that not everyone working in Local Government comes from a record management background or has received formal training in this field. The following advice is for all new Local Government employees who are beginning a career in records […]

Integrated approach to archive management, digital preservation and user discovery – State Archives and Records NSW selects new software solutions October 19, 2017 No Comments

As part of the Integrated Collections Management System Program, supported by the NSW Government, State Archives and Records NSW is undertaking a complete renewal of its underlying infrastructure and systems. This critical work will improve the online discoverability of our vast collections, and make it even easier for our many users to find and use […]

Q&A with Elizabeth Tydd on your Right to Know #RTK2017 September 28, 2017 No Comments

Today is Right to Know Day and State Archives and Records NSW is proud to be a Right to Know 2017 Champion! To celebrate Right to Know Week 2017 we interviewed Elizabeth Tydd to discuss this year’s theme: ‘Right to Information: Open and accountable government and the media’s role.’ Ms Tydd is the NSW Information Commissioner and […]

Welcome to Information Awareness Month 2017 #IAM_2017 May 5, 2017 No Comments

May is Information Awareness Month (IAM). The purpose of IAM is to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of daily life. This year’s theme is “The Information Professional – Towards 2020.” To celebrate IAM, we will be posting all about the information profession. So keep an eye on the blog […]

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 […]

On information risks, training, and digital recordkeeping issues March 8, 2017 No Comments

Last week we had our first Digital Implementers‘ Group meeting for 2017. We gave a preview of our new workshop – Introduction to Information Risk Assessment, which set the tone of the meeting. The Workshop The workshop is designed to help participants understand the risk assessment process within the context of the Standard on records […]

Social media enquiries on Workplace by Facebook, Twitter feeds and archiving February 23, 2017 No Comments

In keeping with our social media theme for the month of February, we’ve collated some of the enquiries and our responses relating to social media. Q1: Our organisation is currently rolling out Workplace by Facebook for staff. We will be using this site to collaborate on work matters and as a means to reduce emails. […]

The Information and Privacy Commission wants to hear from you May 25, 2016 No Comments

A couple of weeks ago we published a Q&A with the NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd about access to government information. The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) now wants to hear about your experiences and ideas of public participation in the development of government agency policies and the exercise of agency functions in NSW.

Goodbye Peter! March 30, 2016 No Comments

It is with sadness that State Records says goodbye to our colleague Peter Bisley. After 2 1/2 years at State Records, Peter has moved on to new adventures in his native New Zealand. During his time at State Records, Peter provided lots of excellent advice to NSW Government agencies as they implemented new systems and […]

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 […]