Posts Tagged ‘digital storage’

Digital records need good storage conditions too October 31, 2017 1 Comment

Each year as we approach the ‘wet season’, State Archives and Records NSW reminds agencies of the importance of good records storage. And while until recently we’d almost forgotten what rain looks like in Sydney, it’s important to remember that it’s not just paper records which can be damaged and destroyed as a result of […]

Digital Implementers Group – E-Approvals June 14, 2016 No Comments

Last week, the Digital Implementers Group, met at their regular six weekly meeting. A diverse group attended from various tiers of government to discuss E-approvals and associated challenges. Some members have already started the process and others want to learn more.

System decommissioning, migration, and manager responsibilities – summary of the June Digital Implementers group June 22, 2015 No Comments

Last week we had our regular Digital Implementers group meeting. As usual, a diverse group attended from across government. There was a lively discussion around the various implementation challenges the organisations are facing, as well as discussion of data migration and decommissioning challenges, and management accountabilities for information.

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 […]

NSW Police achieve efficiency and process improvement through innovative recordkeeping May 3, 2012 No Comments

Kate and I visited the Process and Records Services team at NSW Police headquarters recently. We were very impressed with a number of initiatives the team are undertaking and how they are reaching out to IT and the business. The main goals driving their projects include the desire to streamline business processes, reduce inefficiencies and […]

State Records Digital Archives Project – Media Release from Logicalis March 19, 2012 No Comments

Logicalis, the company selected in January 2012 based on a Request for Proposal process to design, procure and implement the ICT infrastructure for State Records NSW’s Digital Archives project, has published a media release about the project. Photo source:

Disposal in a digital environment October 27, 2011 No Comments

One of the things recordkeeping professionals really struggle with in the digital environment is the management of disposal. In the paper world we would be called in when that storage room got too full or when a move was underway to clean up the pile of records and sort out their disposal or transfer. In […]

Sharing the drive January 25, 2011 2 Comments

Storing electronic information in shared (network) drives can be convenient and easy for staff and can enable the sharing and backup of documents. However, if they are not managed well, shared drives can cause you a number of problems. For example, if you do not set up and maintain rigorous folder structures and titling controls, […]

Removable media: They’re small but they can be dangerous! December 15, 2010 1 Comment

Removable media, including optical disks (DVDs, CDs), memory cards and USB flash drives, are commonly used for offline storage or for moving data so it can be accessed away from the office. While there are obvious benefits in using removable media, there are also a range of risks.

ICT attitudes to recordkeeping: survey report now available November 9, 2010 No Comments

State Records recently received 217 responses to its online survey of NSW State Government ICT professionals. The responses we received were very informative and dispelled many of the common myths about ICT attitudes to recordkeeping.