‘What we learned at’ Archive

Cloud and the future of digital communities October 24, 2016 No Comments

I attended the GovDC Marketplace event held 15 September and I learnt a lot of things from listening to presentations, workshops and panel discussions about using cloud-based technologies from both the public sector and providers. Recommendations on cloud implementations It was great to hear the advice of cloud service providers to agencies regarding cloud implementation as it mirrors our advice on […]

Digital Forensics for Libraries and Archives June 17, 2016 No Comments

The State Library of South Australia in Adelaide recently hosted a two-day digital forensics course called “Digital Forensics for Libraries and Archives: Principles, Practices and Possibilities”. Presented by Cal Lee from the University of North Carolina, it was designed to provide an introduction to digital forensics activities for institutions in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector. Representatives from various libraries […]

Archives on the edge – Founders and Survivors September 17, 2015 No Comments

Last month, a number of State Records NSW employees travelled down to Hobart to attend the annual Australian Society of Archivists conference. The theme of the conference was ‘archives on the edge’ – what role might archives and archivists play in the age of big data and almost everything as a service? Judging by the […]

Archives on the edge – know what you mean, and sometimes you might just have to break the rules September 15, 2015 No Comments

Last month, a number of State Records NSW employees travelled down to Hobart to attend the annual Australian Society of Archivists conference. The theme of the conference was ‘archives on the edge’ – what role might archives and archivists play in the age of big data and almost everything as a service? There were a […]

iPres 2014 October 14, 2014 No Comments

Last week the State Records NSW Digital Archives team was in Melbourne for the iPres 2014 Conference.  We presented a poster on Thursday outlining our Migration Methodology during the Posters and Demonstrations session.  Many conference attendees stopped by to talk about the State Records NSW approach to preserving a digital record of government activity, even […]

Meeting the digital challenge – keeping your personal digital records for the long term September 10, 2013 No Comments

On 30 August State Records held another very successful Open Day at our Western Sydney Records Centre. In amongst all the fantastic talks, tours, treasures and trucks, Government Recordkeeping staff gave advice on some of the real world challenges that today’s digital business environment creates for good recordkeeping. We looked at what State Records is doing […]

World War I, Mosman 1914-1918 and metadata September 27, 2012 No Comments

In August Cassie, Richard and I attended a Build-a-thon workshop at Mosman Library.  To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Mosman Library is creating a rich online collection of materials about the war experiences of Mosman residents. The Build-a-thon was led by Dr Tim Sherratt, a digital historian, web developer and cultural data hacker […]

Metadata 2012 at ICA 2012 #ICA_2012 September 4, 2012 2 Comments

At the end of August Janet and I, as well as several other colleagues, attended the excellent International Council on Archives (ICA) 2012 Congress in Brisbane. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, chatting with and learning from 1000 other archivists from 95 countries around the world. (Drink. *) The ICA Congress only runs once every four years […]

Gold for the staff at State Records! August 30, 2012 No Comments

We are delighted to report that the work of State Records NSW was recently recognised in a number of professional awards.

We are all in this together – information professionals collaborating to combat information risk August 16, 2012 2 Comments

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkpublic/2366197687/ Yesterday I spoke at the NSW Right to Information/Privacy Practitioners Network at the lovely Parliament House Theatrette. The Practitioners Network is a really fantastic network of professionals who meet to share information about GIPA (Government Information Public Access) and privacy matters that affect those working in the NSW public sector. Also speaking this morning was William Murphy […]