News: Child protection is everyone’s responsibility – disposal freeze for records that may become relevant to an allegation of child sexual abuse

As of 1 June 2018, Queensland State Archives has issued a disposal freeze on records that are relevant to, or may become relevant to, an allegation of child sexual abuse. Any records covered by this disposal freeze in an authorised retention and disposal schedule must not be destroyed until this disposal freeze is revoked. This... Continue Reading →

Recordkeeping…in the garden?

Recordkeeping is just a work thing. Or is it? It's actually everywhere. Good recordkeeping - though a lot more valuable, is not as common. Sometimes in big business and large organisations it’s hard to see the impact good recordkeeping has on you and your work. Keeping good records helps you make decisions, keep track of... 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 →

‘They’re all just committees right?’

When thinking about committees, you might imagine a group of men in suits like our dapper gents above. However, committees are not always how we imagine. Broadly speaking, committees are established to consider specific matters, advise on issues and make decisions on behalf of the wider group or agency. When you look at it this... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

News: Have your say on government Recordkeeping Policy

Queensland State Archives has opened formal consultation on the draft Recordkeeping Policy. The Recordkeeping Policy will replace Information Standard 31: Retention and disposal of public records and Information Standard 40: Recordkeeping. What do you need to know about the policy? It states the minimum recordkeeping requirements that agencies will need to meet. Its purpose is... Continue Reading →

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