[LINK] NSW can't archive stuff

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Nov 18 11:16:29 AEDT 2010


NSW's State Records Authority is unable to archive digital records 
supplied by government departments and agencies due to a lack of 
"infrastructure", in breach of laws requiring access to public records.

Despite former NSW Premier Nathan Rees committing to a common records 
standard for email, webpage and digitised documents, the authority is 
refusing to accept electronic material because it cannot access the 
information contained within these records.

The standard, which sets out minimum requirements for electronic 
record systems and the creation of metadata, was adopted in August 
2008; public sector agencies must be in full compliance by June 2012.

But State Records has not received funding to build a 
whole-of-government records management system.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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