[LINK] NSW can't archive stuff

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Nov 20 17:21:17 AEDT 2010

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 ...

The NSW State Records Authority has a list of courses available on 
records management:

First in the list is my "Electronic Data Management" course (COMP7420), 
being offered by the Australian National University from January 2011: 

As I am still writing the course, it could include the needs of the NSW 
e-archive as a case study:

Several students of my Green ICT course wrote official carbon reduction 
strategies for their government agencies as assignments. The same could 
be done for e-archiving in NSW.


COMP7420: Electronic Data Management

Summer session (Run over a six week period between 1 January 2011 to 31
March 2011)


Record keeping and data management are essential to support the
efficient and accountable performance of business and government yet up
until now there has been no training available for a systems approach to
this important area.

To fill this gap, the ANU has developed several short courses that
provide people in government agencies with the critical skills needed to
manage government information and records in a manner that keeps pace
with international trends and changing technology.

This course aims to teach students how they can manage electronic data.
   Students will learn about electronic data management through online
learning, which includes tutoring, mentoring, student discussion forums
and weekly feedback.

Delivery: On-line with no attendance required.

Students undertake the course entirely online via the web from anywhere
in the world. Available:

* as part of the ANU Graduate Studies Select program
* to anyone who wants to do just this one course on its own, where you
can register online
* to students at other universities in Australia and around the world
* as part of an ANU masters program.

For information on enrolling in this course including fees, please see
enrolment information. If you have any queries concerning enrolment
e-mail Debbie Pioch: flu at cecs.anu.edu.au

COMP7420 is a three unit course and is offered subject to sufficient

The course is designed by Tom Worthington, a past President, Fellow and
Honorary Life Member of the Australian Computer Society. Tom headed an
Australian Government committee which developed electronic document
management policy for government agencies.


Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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