Category Archives: Keep and destroy

Backups and more backups – wait, what do I do with all these backups?

Once upon a time we had carbon copies as our backups. Then we had photocopies. Now we have digital backups of systems and information and pretty much everything. And backups of our backups. And probably another backup for that too. Most agencies will have one or more backups of their IT and business systems, including […]
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Pull that trigger… to sentence records

When you look at disposal actions in a schedule are you left wondering what they mean and how you can implement them? With the latest release of the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS), we have made some changes to disposal actions, including triggers, to try and clear up some of the uncertainty surrounding the […]
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‘Lite’ing the GRDS

Expo 88 laser light show, Brisbane, August 1988, Digital ID 2358 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 […]
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Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

Image ID: 16771 – Toowoomba carnival of flowers 1965 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 […]
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It’s here, it’s finally here (the GRDS)

Yes, it’s here, it’s finally here. The new and improved General Retention and Disposal Schedule (GRDS) has finally been released. So what’s new? The current version of the GRDS issued on 1st September 2016 has a whole lot of changes and new features: The front page and introduction have been revised and updated to make […]
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Paper mountains case study #3

Don’t forgot to check out our paper mountains blog series: What do you mean I have to clean out the shed? Lists, lists and more lists Reclaim your space

Are we there yet?

Car towing caravan on Suttor Dev Road and Peak Downs Highway, c 1970s – 1980s 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 […]
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Having trouble logging appraisal?

Logs from Fraser Island at Hynes & Son sawmill, Maryborough, 11 July 1967, Digital ID 3033 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 […]
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Paper mountains case study 2

Don’t forgot to check out our paper mountains blog series: What do you mean I have to clean out the shed? Lists, lists and more lists Reclaim your space

Drum roll please ….. the new name of the GRDS is …..

Map mounting drums B Kelly & A Jarvis, April 1970 Digital image ID 24311 We needed to find some big drums to announce this exciting news. Hopefully these ones in the photo are big enough. As you may be aware, the General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records has been in existence since 1997 […]
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