News: Consultation on draft guideline and disposal authorisation for records relating to the safety and wellbeing of children

Queensland State Archives (QSA) has released draft disposal authorisations and guidance on creating records relating to the safety and wellbeing of children for consultation in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission). Background The Royal Commission recognised that inadequate records and recordkeeping practices ‘contributed to delays in or... Continue Reading →

Where on the scale do you lie?

With the release of our new self-evaluation tool to help agencies assess their recordkeeping maturity, we’d thought we’d take a moment to talk a little about how it worked. We made the Tool for a few reasons. We wanted to: Provide more guidance on what constituted recordkeeping maturity in light of the Records governance policy... Continue Reading →

Measuring records governance

Policy Requirement 2 tells agencies to measure how well records governance is supporting their business imperatives and strategic goals. When we released the Records Governance Policy for consultation in 2018, the feedback we received about this element was mostly in the form of questions: Would QSA say what measures they should use? Where would the... Continue Reading →

Movin’ on over…to QSA

There comes a time in some records’ lives when they need to move on. Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s all them. They’re just special. So special they need to come to QSA to live forever and ever. These special records are the ones with a permanent retention period in an approved retention and disposal... Continue Reading →

When one system closes, another one opens

Business systems and applications change, they get upgraded and updated. Sometimes they fail, sometimes they just become unsupported or no longer needed. Whatever your reason for changing systems, there is one thing you need to do – decommission them. And that isn’t as easy as it sounds. Luckily for you we have the decommissioning business... Continue Reading →

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