Gold for the staff at State Records! August 30, 2012

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

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Janet Knight and Kate Cumming won the Objective IQ Article of the Year Award. This award recognises quality written contributions to the Records and Information Professionals Australasia’s IQ Magazine. Their winning article, How to rebrand records management to encourage support and collaboration, appeared in the August 2012 issue of IQ. RIM Professionals Australasia have kindly agreed to let us share it via the blog.

The Digital Recordkeeping Team, consisting of Janet Knight, Kate Cumming and Emma Harris, was also one of the groups shortlisted for the Ezescan Most Outstanding Group award. This is a J. Eddis Linton award, aimed at those RIM Professionals Australasia members who as a group have achieved excellence in records and information management and contributed highly to the profession.

In addition, State Records NSW was a joint winner of a Mander Jones Award, awarded by the Australian Society of Archivists, for the best finding aid to an archival collection held by an Australian institution or about Australia. State Records’ award was for the development of an Application Programming Interface for State Records’ online archives information and access system, Archives Investigator. We would like to particularly acknowledge the work of Richard Lehane and Nott Promthong in the development of the API. The API is available at:

It is very exciting that our work has been recognised as having real value to the profession and the industry.

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