Posts Tagged ‘decommissioning’

Review of the general authority for source records that have been migrated December 19, 2017 No Comments

Systems migration is a frequently occurring activity for any organisation that conducts its business digitally. And the ‘digital on the inside’ priority of the NSW Government Digital Strategy may be a driver for migration as agencies streamline their business processes and consolidate their legacy systems. The general retention and disposal authority for source records that […]

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 […]

Decommissioning and digital archives – different models January 4, 2016 No Comments

We’re often asked how State Records NSW does digital preservation. Really the defining feature of our approach is its flexibility: we apply a project management-based methodology (the Digital Archives Migration Methodology) to all transfers of digital State archives. This means that we assess, define and document appropriate preservation strategies for each individual transfer (using project […]

Decommissioning December – some light reading December 28, 2015 No Comments

After a huge Christmas feast, there’s nothing better for the digestion than some light reading on the topic of decommissioning! For anyone who finds themselves at work in the dying days of December, we hope you enjoy this round up of articles and blog posts related to decommissioning systems:

Decommissioning business systems – lessons learned on the journey so far December 23, 2015 1 Comment

We have been talking with a range of NSW public offices about their experiences in decommissioning systems. One of these organisations has a range of different business systems running on Windows 2003 servers, so has been involved in a number of decommissioning projects this year. Below they have very generously summarised and shared some of […]

Decommissioning systems – the benefits December 18, 2015 No Comments

A common problem for many organisations is the accumulation of digital records and information in systems which become obsolete. These systems either rely on legacy technology, or are related to non-current business processes. However many of these systems contain high value information, and their poor management can become a significant risk for organisations. Decommissioning is a process by which a […]

Decommissioning December – it’s here! December 2, 2015 No Comments

December is often described as the ‘silly season’, filled with end of year parties, hot days and getting Christmas carols stuck in your head. Here at State Records we’ve decided to wrest control of this month from fun loving frivolity and focus on the wonderful topic of decommissioning! All December long our blog posts will […]