Information is power

Wonder if back in 1965 the information being typed in this room was powering the massive computers sitting in the basement! Since the release of the draft General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS) for consultation, we’ve made changes to some of the record classes in Information Management, particularly the technology-related ones. So for all those... Continue Reading →

By popular demand, GRDS infographics

As requested by popular demand, below are some visuals providing an overview of changes to the GRDS.  Please note these Infographics are a guide ONLY. For full details of changes to the GRDS from version 7 to the current 1st September 2016 version, please see the appraisal log, the full summary of changes and other... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Full steam ahead! Navigating the GRDS

You've probably noticed that there are a few things different about the new GRDS. One of the major changes relates to the structure and feel of the schedule. We've been thinking about ways that might help users navigate the GRDS, so they find what they're looking for, and thought we'd share some ideas. Customised table... Continue Reading →

There is a line here

Have you ever been at a shop and there is a line but someone pushes in? Story of my life! Well the same could be said with the new General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS). The new GRDS has turned up and it’s bigger and better than before and your agency/sector schedule is blinded by... Continue Reading →

‘Lite’ing the GRDS

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 to use the GRDS Lite. What is the GRDS Lite? The... Continue Reading →

Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

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 only changes when the class it is linked to... Continue Reading →

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