Posts Tagged ‘Digital Preservation’

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)

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 […]

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. […]

Digital archives update February 25, 2014 2 Comments

It’s two and a half years into the three year Digital Archives project and we have been working hard on our pilot projects, in particular the records of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Electricity Transactions and records of former State Premiers Carr, Keneally and Rees. Key applications have been developed to support the migration […]

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 […]

Research data requires good recordkeeping: Lessons from the Sydney Diet Heart Study and #IDCC13 February 14, 2013 No Comments

Scientific data, research data, data retention, big data – just recently it seems like everyone is talking about data of one sort or another. Last week CBC News reported a fascinating tale of lost and inaccessible data: ‘The case of the missing data’. In it, a US scientist looking into heart disease tracked down some […]

Digital archives team drops its warez on Github August 10, 2012 No Comments

When State Records started building a whole of government digital archive for New South Wales, we committed to publishing new software developed for the project as free and open source software. We rely heavily on software and web services shared freely by members of the digital preservation community, such as the PRONOM technical registry from the National Archives (UK) and Xena from the National […]

Our top 10 tips for a great EDRMS implementation May 14, 2012 1 Comment

We are currently reviewing our Future Proof blog to improve its structure and navigation and have discovered that, since its inception in 2008, the most commonly searched for terms is ‘EDRMS.’ We have been advising agencies for a number of years about EDRMS and implementation projects. We have published some information about EDRMS on the […]

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, […]