Posts Tagged ‘disposal’

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 […]

Review of General disposal authority: imaged records October 31, 2014 No Comments

State Records is currently reviewing the General disposal authority for imaged records (GA36). This authority authorises the destruction of the originals of records that  have been imaged (provided that certain conditions have been met) including records required as State archives or required to be retained in agency. Currently the originals of records required as State archives or […]

Disposal of digital information – why it’s not occurring and how we might be able to start improving things April 14, 2014 5 Comments

At our most recent EDRMS Implementer’s Group meeting, we discussed digital disposal. Specifically we discussed: are organisations using disposal authorities to sentence, retain or destroy digital information? are there drivers for or barriers to digital disposal? what are some main issues that might be impeding the implementation of digital disposal? Lots and lots of interesting […]

Urgent action required to prevent the data bubble from bursting July 29, 2013 No Comments

We are keeping too much information. The growing costs of information storage and management are mounting to the extent that very soon they will become unsustainable.  Unless proactive action is taken, the data bubble is going to burst and key information will be lost when it does. To date, however, the belief that storage is […]

Key digital recordkeeping enquiries May 2012 June 5, 2012 No Comments

Government Recordkeeping staff at State Records spend a lot of time answering enquiries from NSW public sector organisations on a range of digital recordkeeping issues. We thought it might be valuable to highlight, in monthly blog posts, a few of the key enquiries and how we answered them. Perhaps you may have the same questions […]

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 […]

Authority Editor now available online November 25, 2010 No Comments

State Records is working to unlock the information contained within retention and disposal authorities by adopting XML as the preferred format for drafting and publication. Authority Editor is an open source application for drafting and transforming authorities in XML. This application is now freely available for download online.

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.

Digital recordkeeping at the University of Sydney January 19, 2010 1 Comment

We are in regular contact with lots of NSW public sector organisations, many of whom are demonstrating really clever thinking on meeting some of the big challenges of digital recordkeeping, like  how to manage records disposal in the digital world or add recordkeeping functionality to business systems. We hope to share lots of case studies […]