ISSN 1321-6260
August 2016 - Number 118

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Public Service-War Service video

State Records NSW has recently launched a new video that documents and explores Public Service-War Service, an exhibition which has been on display at the Western Sydney Records Centre for the past year. As part of the NSW Government’s Centenary of Anzac Program, which also commemorates the one hundred year anniversary of the First World War, the video and exhibition explore the experiences of NSW government employees who served Australia in its campaign both here and overseas.  You can watch the Public Service-War Service online at:

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Recent Future Proof Blog posts

State Records uses its Future Proof blog to post information about current digital recordkeeping issues. On the blog we road-test new ideas, distribute new information and initiate discussion on digital recordkeeping issues. Recent posts include:

  • Exploring and visualising data
  • Trust no one? The truth is out there
  • Digital Implementers Group – mashing six TRIM implementations into one funky remix
  • Records Managers’ Forum presentations and podcasts are now available on Future Proof
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Managing Recordkeeping Risk in Business Systems workshop

Our free half day workshop on Managing Recordkeeping Risk in Business Systems is coming up on 7 September at our Queens Square office. Register here for the workshop. We are also holding the workshop on 16 November if you can't make it next month.

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The following courses will be held in September and October:

  • 15 September Retention and Disposal of Public Health Sector Records (Albury) 
  • 20-21 September Records Management Fundamentals (Orange)
  • 22 September Managing Digital Records: An overview (Orange)
  • 9 October  Retention and Disposal of Public Health Sector Records (Tamworth)
  • 20 October Implementing a Retention and Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (Tamworth)
  • 25-26 October  Records Management Fundamentals (Queens Square, Sydney)
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New advice on administrative change

On our Records and Organisational change page you will find advice about coping with outsourcing, shared services, administrative change and privatisation. We have recently added an Administrative Change Checklist and FAQs on Council amalgamations in response to questions we have been receiving of late.

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Disposal authorities approved

State Records recently approved disposal authorities for:

  • the handling of health care complaints (NSW Health Professional Councils & the Health Professional Councils Authority)
  • building infrastructure, construction and maintenance (NSW Public Works)
  • superannuation administration (Pillar Administration)
  • monitoring transport safety and reliability (amendment to existing disposal authority for the Independent Transport Safety Regulator)
  • energy policy, programs and regulation (Department of Industry, Energy & Resources Division)

Copies of our retention and disposal authorities are available from the Retention and disposal authorities page on our website.

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