GRDS records, will you be my significant or other?

1959 Centenary celebrations – Migrant ship “Orion”, migrant couple – Brisbane, August 1959 A lot of people have heard of the phrase ‘significant other’ but what about the terms ‘significant’ or ‘other’? Determining how long records need to be kept cannot always be achieved by using the record type alone. This is where the terms […]
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Pull that trigger… to sentence records

When you look at disposal actions in a schedule are you left wondering what they mean and how you can implement them? With the latest release of the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS), we have made some changes to disposal actions, including triggers, to try and clear up some of the uncertainty surrounding the […]
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Full steam ahead! Navigating the GRDS

Brisbane pilot boat “Captain Heath”, Brisbane River, August 1946: QSA DID 2740 You’ve probably noticed that there are a few things different about the new GRDS. One of the major changes relates to the structure and feel of the schedule. We’ve been thinking about ways that might help users navigate the GRDS, so they find […]
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There is a line here

Troops line up for a cup of tea at the YMCA and Australian Comforts Fund depot in Kaiapit Village, New Guinea, c1942-1945, Digital ID 23897 Have you ever been at a shop and there is a line but someone pushes in? Story of my life! Well the same could be said with the new General […]
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‘Lite’ing the GRDS

Expo 88 laser light show, Brisbane, August 1988, Digital ID 2358 With the release of the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS), we are also releasing an updated GRDS Lite. For those of you old enough to remember, this image from the laser light show at Expo 88 can help light the way for you […]
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Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

Image ID: 16771 – Toowoomba carnival of flowers 1965 With spring comes the release of the GRDS and a new approach to disposal authorisation. We are very excited about the benefits and opportunities this new approach will offer: authority to dispose records at the record class level greater consistency and stability – a number that […]
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It’s here, it’s finally here (the GRDS)

Yes, it’s here, it’s finally here. The new and improved General Retention and Disposal Schedule (GRDS) has finally been released. So what’s new? The current version of the GRDS issued on 1st September 2016 has a whole lot of changes and new features: The front page and introduction have been revised and updated to make […]
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Dear diary… I’m the Mayor!

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Lord Mayor Clem Jones at Civic Reception, Brisbane, 6 May 1963, Digital ID 9855 You would hope that your diary is private and that not even your nosy brother (or sister) would look at it… well, unless you’re a Mayor or a Councillor for a local government. Ok, so […]
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Paper mountains case study #3

Don’t forgot to check out our paper mountains blog series: What do you mean I have to clean out the shed? Lists, lists and more lists Reclaim your space

Are we there yet?

Car towing caravan on Suttor Dev Road and Peak Downs Highway, c 1970s – 1980s Nearly!  We know it has been a long and winding road but the release of the new General Retention and Disposal Schedule is fast approaching.  We thought we would give you a few reminders of some things you might need […]
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