Posts Tagged ‘recordkeeping system’

National Audit Office UK report on managing the risks of legacy ICT to government service delivery November 19, 2013 No Comments

In September 2013, the National Audit Office of the UK released a report, Managing the risks of legacy ICT to public service delivery. The report notes that ‘as budgets are reduced, departments with large legacy ICT estates have found it challenging to reduce costs and improve customer service through better use and sharing of information’. […]

State Records survey on electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) use in NSW government: report September 24, 2012 2 Comments

Image by t.magnum at On 31 August State Records sent out a survey request to all its recipients of the For The Record newsletter, asking them to complete a short survey on Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) use in NSW government. This informal information survey ran for 2 weeks, until 12 September. 62 […]

Our top 10 tips for a great EDRMS implementation May 14, 2012 2 Comments

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 […]

System migrations to archives (a research paper from the digital archives team) January 18, 2012 10 Comments

Executive Summary This research paper discusses three problems with using the term transfer to describe the processes that precede ingest into the digital archives and recommends instead the adoption of a project-based, system migration approach.

How Malcolm Gladwell can help you to develop better recordkeeping systems July 1, 2011 No Comments

photo credit: mikecogh I’ve just finished Outliers, a brilliant book by one of Cassie and my favourite authors, Malcolm Gladwell. (He also wrote The Tipping Point and Blink). Outliers, it says on the cover, is ‘the story of success’. Through the book Gladwell tells the stories of many ‘outliers’, people like Bill Gates, The Beatles […]

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.

Backup vendor advocates digital disposal September 8, 2010 No Comments

Software vendor Symantec recently reported on the results of its 2010 Information Management Health Check Survey. A key finding of the survey is that backup systems are being misused as indefinite storage for digital records. Symantec estimates that seventy-five percent of backup storage comprises material that is being retained ‘infinitely’ or is subject to a legal hold. This misuse of backup systems drives up costs […]