Unpacking Policy Requirement 2 – Agencies must systematically manage records using governance practices that are integrated and consistent with broader agency frameworks

Don’t leave it up to luck! If you aren’t managing your records systematically, you aren’t getting the most out of them. Today we’re talking about Policy Requirement 2, in our series where we delve into the what and why of the Records Governance Policy. Just like Policy Requirement 1, this requirement is about the structure... Continue Reading →

News: The new Records Governance Policy

On 29 June 2018, the State Archivist released the Records Governance Policy. The policy replaces the following Information Standards: Information Standard 31: Retention and disposal of public records Information Standard 40: Recordkeeping This policy applies to all public authorities in Queensland. It contains six policy requirements focused on enabling public authorities to develop and implement... Continue Reading →

The last hiccup to going digital – Signatures

Paper files to digital bytes continued… It seems that one of the last hiccups to going completely digital is that pesky signature. “A survey conducted by Adobe late last year found that while many people have embraced digital behaviours, digitally authenticating business documents is one of the remaining obstacles to the creation of a truly... Continue Reading →

Paper files to digital bytes

Technology is everywhere. It’s amazing to think back just a decade or two to see the changes to technology and how much we do now that is completely or mostly digital. You can renew your licence online now and don’t need to talk to anyone, even banking is done mostly online without having to step... 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 We’ve taken that bit out, but it’s been replaced by a requirement...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 →

Digital transition event – driving a future state

We all know agencies are increasingly running their business in digital environments. But managing the evidence of that digital business – the records – can be challenging and requires innovative solutions and practices. To support agencies with the transition, Queensland State Archives (QSA) hosted a records and information management event in Brisbane on 1 September... Continue Reading →

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