Posts Tagged ‘Digital archives’

Case Study – Internal Pilot – Machine Learning and Records Management March 20, 2018 2 Comments

Motivation In 2017 State Archives NSW’s Digital Archives team began investigating the application of machine learning to records management. The first deliverable of this project was a research paper published on the FutureProof blog that explored the state of art (what the technology is capable of) and state of play (how it is being used […]

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, […]

Saving our digital history byte by byte July 7, 2016 No Comments

The following is an insight from the Digital Archives team here at State Records with a fascinating look back at our recent digital history. On 30 June 1992, First State Computing transferred the database that had been used in the recently ended Royal Commission into the Former Chelmsford Private Hospital and Mental Health Services in […]

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 […]

News for Chief Executives – Future Proof issue 7 May 15, 2015 No Comments

Each year State Records  distributes a newsletter to all Chief Executives in the NSW public sector. This year’s newsletter highlights some of the major initiatives of the last year across State Records, including the new Standard on Records Management, the launch of business as usual operations for the Digital State Archive, and enhancements to the OpenGov and […]

Implementing digital disposal – summary of digital implementers workshop May 13, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular digital implementers group meeting. This session’s topic was digital disposal. In advance of the meeting, we conducted a mini-survey of the group to get a sense of their progress and capacity was in this area. The results of this were interesting because, while it was a limited sample, there […]

New podcasts on Future Proof April 2, 2015 No Comments

On the 17th of March we had our Records Managers Forum. State Records NSW uses the forum to share information about key initiatives with our public offices. It is also a place for lively discussion with colleagues from across the government sector. As usual, we have published the podcasts so that those who could not make it on the day […]

How we do digital archiving at State Records NSW July 28, 2014 No Comments

Right now, State Records’ Digital Archives team is moving from project to normal operations mode. As part of this transition we are publishing our methodology and procedures, providing public access to digital archives from the pilot projects that are open to public access, and inviting NSW agencies to start contacting us to initiate migration projects. […]

Happy International Customer Service Week! How does the Government Recordkeeping team at State Records support its customers? October 9, 2013 No Comments

This week is International Customer Service Week (7-11 October). Here in the Government Recordkeeping team at State Records we are celebrating this week by reflecting on how we support our public sector customers, the tens of thousands of staff working with government information across the NSW Public Sector. And by always considering, of course, how […]

Migrating Business Systems to the Digital Archives (a post from the Digital Archives team) June 17, 2013 8 Comments

One of the challenges that we (State Records NSW’s digital archives team) have been tackling is how we will approach the migration of database-backed business systems to the digital archives. There are a number of difficulties in preserving databases: many database management systems (particularly those used in government) are proprietary and require licenses to use, so […]