Would a record by any other name be just as findable?

On the website we have advice about all the tools, rules, procedures and policies for recordkeeping in your agency. The rules include recordkeeping rules (such as naming conventions) and business rules (who does what). We’ll look at business rules and some other recordkeeping rules later, but rules like naming conventions, metadata and data entry standards... 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 We’ve taken that bit out, but it’s been replaced by a requirement...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 →

The MOG Blog (The Sequel)

Anyone who has been through a MOG or administrative change will be able to tell you sometimes it feels like a saga with 55 episodes, with a couple of prequels thrown in. Well now we have a 56th season in the works, so time to learn your lines (find out what’s happening), and figure out... 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 →

Have you been in contact with a lobbyist?

Are you aware that in Queensland we have the Integrity Act 2009 (the Act), which governs the contact between lobbyists and the government including opposition representatives? This blog will let you know what records you need to be creating and for how long if you are creating records of contact with lobbyists. What is a... 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 →

Go on, get out there and market your services!

By Samantha Elkington-Dent Author bio: Sam works in Information Management Services (IMS) at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). IMS look after information and records management, the staff intranet, and copyright. IMS are a multi-award winning team. In 2015 the team won the RIMPA Chris Simpson Award for Innovation & Marketing and in 2016... 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 →

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