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 →

We’re back!

It’s been a while since our last blog post. Where have you been? …you may ask and what have you been doing? Well we haven’t been on a long holiday (although that would be nice!) but it’s been a bit like those little ducks swimming in the river – you know, calm on top, feet... Continue Reading →

Introducing CORIM… the forum

There have always been various recordkeeping groups around Queensland – some very specific, others more general. But they’ve always had one thing in common: they’ve been face to face. You’ve always had to walk a few blocks, or get in a car and drive somewhere, or sometimes fly to wherever the meeting or conference is.... 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 →

PAPG June 2016 meeting

We had a great turnout for the second Public Authority Practitioner Group (PAPG) meeting for 2016, held on Tuesday 7 June. There was a strong attendance with 27 public authorities represented. Highlights included… QSA update Appointment – Josephine Marsh has been appointed to the permanent position of Director of Government Recordkeeping at Queensland State Archives.... Continue Reading →

What’s in a name?

Like, OMG, how long is this title – General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records? As part of the review of the General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records (otherwise known as the GRDS for short – like that’s clear!), we thought we would also throw the title into the mix. We would... Continue Reading →

September 2015 PAPG meeting

Another successful Public Authority Practitioners Group (PAPG) meeting was held on Wednesday 23 September 2015. It was fantastic to have representatives from 26 public authorities attend, providing a lot of discussion and information sharing opportunities. Highlights from this meeting…….. QSA Update QSA provided a status report on some of the current activities happening at the... Continue Reading →

Sharing PAPG Discussions

Earlier this year QSA published a blog about the Public Authority Practitioners Group (PAPG)* and extended an invitation for people to join the group. We had a great response and now have members representing 36 different agencies. At the June 2015 meeting, PAPG members agreed to share the broad discussion points from each meeting for... Continue Reading →

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