[LINK] NSW can't archive stuff

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Nov 18 12:03:30 AEDT 2010

Nathan Rees, now that is a blast from the past!


Jan Whitaker wrote:
> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/nsw-records-management-in-disarray-ag/story-fn4htb9o-1225955117171
> 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.
> [snip]
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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