$22mil Budget boost for NSW Records digital push

The NSW government is pushing ahead with the full scale digitisation of the state’s archives and records after the latest state Budget tipped in another $22 million to further regional online access to historical repositories.

Queensland preserves heritage locations in 3D

By Paul Hemsley They say rust never sleeps, but the Queensland government has thrown its weight behind an ambitious project to create lasting digital three-dimensional back-ups of heritage-listed structures and objects to bring a new element of reality to the preservation of historic icons. The lifelike images are made using a new handheld infrared scanner […]

Archives sends bureaucrats back-to-school to preserve digital records

By Paul Hemsley The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has said it will school government agencies about how to best manage and preserve valuable digital records to eliminate risks involved with potentially vanishing electronic documents. The official record keeper has launched a new e-learning training module Introduction to digital records to teach personnel in agencies […]

Archives orders records freeze for Royal Commission

By Paul Hemsley The head of the National Archives of Australia, David Fricker has imposed a disposal freeze on records relating to child sexual abuse in possession by Commonwealth agencies that could be required for future reference by a Royal Commission that will investigate cases of child abuse in Australian government institutions. To assist the […]

Archives sets digital deadline

By Paul Hemsley National Archives of Australia (NAA) Director-General, David Ficker, has inked-in 2015 as the final deadline for every government agency to deliver all electronically generated information in digital formats to the government’s official record keeper. The imposition of the deadline means that agencies will no longer be able to rely on printing out […]


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