Testing the waters of a recordkeeping blog

Welcome to our first blog. The Government Recordkeeping and the Digital Archives Teams are dipping our toes into the blogging pool. Given we plan to blog once a fortnight, we’ll soon be fully immersed!

There are so many things to write and talk about in the recordkeeping and IM world, but for now we’d like to ask: What do you want to talk about? What are you interested in discussing or debating? Is it the challenges of digital recordkeeping, selling the benefits of recordkeeping or developing retention and disposal schedules? Are you interested in the impacts of technology on recordkeeping? What about digitisation? Or do you have queries about the revised General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records we released in March? Or would you like to go back to some of the basics of recordkeeping?

In our blog we’ll talk about topics of interest to you, as well things happening here that we’re keen to get you involved in. We’ll be consulting on a draft Born Digital, Stay Digital Policy soon, and we’ll also let you know about some of the popular recordkeeping queries we get, as well as some of the more unusual questions – but don’t worry we won’t reveal any identities!

We will have different experts from our teams, all with different backgrounds, writing about various topics. There’ll be archivists, policy officers and principal research analysts to name a few. It promises to be interesting.

So please come and join our conversation! Dip your toes in with us and tell us, what would you like to talk about?

Featured image: Foot in the water, by Sam Fadhley  CC2.0



6 thoughts on “Testing the waters of a recordkeeping blog

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  1. I am looking at returning to work and I am interested to know how do I get into the field of becoming a record keeper/ archivist?

  2. Hello from FNQ
    Excellent. Are there any stories about Health in FNQ? Or do we need to send you some records to transform into a story. I have something in mind. It could rock!!
    Ross Smerdon
    Strategic Records Manager
    Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.

    1. Hi Grant
      QSA has advice on social media which we are in the process of updating and making more practical. The current advice can be found at:
      Social media and public records – http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Recordkeeping/GRKDownloads/Documents/socialmediapublicrecords.pdf
      Recordkeeping and blogs – http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Recordkeeping/GRKDownloads/Documents/recordkeepingandblogs.pdf

      In the meantime, State Records NSW also has some useful advice on social media which can be found at:
      Tools for capturing social media – http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/recordkeeping/advice/designing-implementing-and-managing-systems/strategies-for-managing-social-media-information/tools-for-capturing-social-media-information
      Frequently asked questions – http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/recordkeeping/advice/designing-implementing-and-managing-systems/strategies-for-managing-social-media-information/frequently-asked-questions

      Keep an eye out for our revised advice coming shortly!

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