‘They’re all just committees right?’

When thinking about committees, you might imagine a group of men in suits like our dapper gents above. However, committees are not always how we imagine. Broadly speaking, committees are established to consider specific matters, advise on issues and make decisions on behalf of the wider group or agency. When you look at it this... Continue Reading →

The yellow brick road to the archives

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away (well, Gayndah to be exact), the Records Unit from North Burnett Regional Council were blessed with mountains of records to classify and archive, and throughout the department everyone was happy.  Still, they sought the help of a fairy godmother.  So Elly and Karen took the... Continue Reading →

Defending your defensible process

The source records disposal authorisation has been out for almost a month now! Wow how time flies (not records, records shouldn’t fly). In the old digitisation disposal policy (DDP), one of the requirements was that you had to have your own DDP too. We’ve taken that bit out, but it’s been replaced by a requirement... Continue Reading →

Have your say on government Recordkeeping Policy

Queensland State Archives has opened formal consultation on the draft Recordkeeping Policy. The Recordkeeping Policy will replace Information Standard 31: Retention and disposal of public records and Information Standard 40: Recordkeeping. What do you need to know about the policy? It states the minimum recordkeeping requirements that agencies will need to meet. Its purpose is... Continue Reading →

The MOG Blog (The Sequel)

Anyone who has been through a MOG or administrative change will be able to tell you sometimes it feels like a saga with 55 episodes, with a couple of prequels thrown in. Well now we have a 56th season in the works, so time to learn your lines (find out what’s happening), and figure out... Continue Reading →

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