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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Dear diary… I’m the Mayor!

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Lord Mayor Clem Jones at Civic Reception, Brisbane, 6 May 1963, Digital ID 9855 You would hope that your diary is private and that not even your nosy brother (or sister) would look at it… well, unless you’re a Mayor or a Councillor for a local government. Ok, so […]
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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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Roll up, roll up, QSA is coming to town

Sideshow alley at Ekka, August 1972, Digital ID 5544 The Ekka may have rolled by for another year, but Queensland State Archives (QSA) will still be rolling out the fun times at our records and information management event to be held on Thursday 1 September 2016. Like the Ekka, records and recordkeeping has changed since […]
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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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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 […]
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What’s in a number: new record class numbering pattern revealed!

What’s in a number: new record class numbering pattern revealed! You unanimously told us in the Preferred Numbering Pattern for GRDS survey a numbering pattern that offers less change that is easy to manage now and into the future is a must. The purpose of the survey, released in March 2016, was to gather your […]
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