Posts Tagged ‘archives’

Records Managers Forum presentations now available on Future Proof August 30, 2017 No Comments

The podcasts and presentations from last week’s Records Managers Forum are now available. State Archives and Records NSW uses the Forum to engage with public offices and to provide an opportunity for other NSW public sector organisations to share information about key initiatives or government programmes. The Forum included presentations from: Geoff Hinchcliffe, Executive Director, […]

65. An overview of State Archives and Records Authority’s emergency digitisation of at risk archives project January 11, 2017 No Comments

Presented: 29 November 2016 In this presentation, Anna Gray provided an overview of the Emergency Digitisation of at Risk Archives’ (EmDARA) project, including the project’s digitisation workflow and some of the project issues encountered. Accompanying presentation: EmDARA (PPT, 3MB)

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 […]

New Standard on Records Management issued to the NSW Public Sector March 2, 2015 No Comments

The Standard on Records Management was issued to the NSW public sector today. It has been over a year of planning, development and consultation, and we had some great feedback from the professional community. The standard is now available on the State Records NSW website together with implementation resources. A comprehensive implementation guide is available […]

Deep Time – perspectives on managing long term value digital information June 11, 2014 2 Comments

June 9 was International Archives Day. Happy International Archives Day everyone! Back in 2001, physicist and science fiction writer Gregory Benford wrote a book called Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates across Millennia. In it he asked questions like, in one million years time, what information will we need to leave to the future inhabitants of […]

Ants and archives and leveraging expertise for strategic information management #IAM_2014 May 30, 2014 No Comments

This week to celebrate Information Awareness Month, we have done a series of posts on emerging digital information management challenges, such as digital business transitions, digital disposal, social media management and cloud email. In the last of our IAM posts however, we are not looking forward to see what is coming but are instead looking back […]

(Lots of!) NSW archives information now available in Research Data Australia October 25, 2013 No Comments

Research Data Australia is an Internet-based discovery service designed to provide rich connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions, and promote visibility of Australian research data collections in search engines. It is designed to enable Australia’s research data to become a national strategic resource to support better, more efficient and defensible research, and improved policy […]

Happy International Archives Day! June 8, 2013 No Comments Sunday June 9 is International Archives Day. Happy Archives Day everyone!

Future Perfect: Digital preservation by design April 5, 2012 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I went to Future Perfect: Digital preservation by design 2012 organised by Archives New Zealand and held at the national museum, Te Papa, in Wellington. Now in its second year, it’s fantastic to have a digital preservation themed event like this happening in our region – no such event exists, […]

The ethics of access June 8, 2011 2 Comments

American archivist Elena S Danielson has written a really interesting book called The Ethical Archivist (see description at In amongst a range of other fascinating ethical discussions, Danielson asks some probing questions about archival ethics in the digital age. Danielson says that a key collective aim of archival institutions is to ‘cultivate trusted archives based […]