There is a line here

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 retention and disposal schedule (GRDS). The new GRDS has turned up and it’s bigger and better than before and your agency/sector schedule is blinded by... Continue Reading →

‘Lite’ing the GRDS

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 to use the GRDS Lite. What is the GRDS Lite? The... Continue Reading →

Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

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 only changes when the class it is linked to... Continue Reading →

Dear diary… I’m the Mayor!

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 not the one you write in every night with reflections about the good work you did that day. I mean... Continue Reading →

Are we there yet?

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 to think of between now and then. To make sure you are keeping your records... Continue Reading →

Roll up, roll up, QSA is coming to town

The Ekka may have rolled by for another year, but Queensland State Archives (QSA) will still be rolling out the fun times at our records and information management event to be held on Thursday 1 September 2016. Like the Ekka, records and recordkeeping has changed since 1972. So in the spirit of moving with the... Continue Reading →

Having trouble logging appraisal?

As part of updating the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS) project, we have also been looking at all the documents that mention the GRDS and beginning to review and update them. Much like these sawn logs, we have been cutting down and repurposing documents and two of the documents we want to get your... Continue Reading →

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