Distributed Management of State archives

'Distributed management' of State archives is an alternative to the standard option of transferring records to Museums of History NSW custody. Under the distributed management model, State records still become State archives when 'control' passes to Museums of History NSW, but the records remain in the custody of another person. In most cases this will involve the responsible public office or a repository (such as a regional repository) storing and managing State archives by agreement with Museums of History NSW.

This advice introduces public offices to the concept of distributed management of State archives and outlines the requirements that must be met when setting up a distributed management agreement.