ISSN 1321-6260
October 2016 - Number 119

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Windows into Wartime exhibition

State Records NSW recently launched its new exhibition, Windows into Wartime, at the Western Sydney Records Centre.  Windows into Wartime is the third in a series of exhibitions produced by State Records NSW for the Centenary of Anzac – 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. The exhibition engages with a series of historic images taken by NSW government photographers during the War that depict how communities at home mobilised in support of the war effort overseas. Combined with new research undertaken within and beyond the State archives, the exhibition sheds new insights—or ‘windows’—into NSW during the First World War.

Windows into Wartime is presented at the Western Sydney Records Centre from 17 October 2016 – 9 September 2017 and will tour to Broken Hill, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Armidale and Wollongong from November 2016 – November 2017. It will also feature on State Records NSW online and social media platforms.   For more information see Windows into Wartime. 

Launch of the Windows into Wartime exhibition launch, State Records NSW, 17 October 2016.


Matt Kean, MP, Member for Hornsby,  Dr Penny Stannard,  Exhibition Curator, and John Hubby, member of State Records Board and Deputy Secretary - Government and Corporate Services, ‎NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
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Recent Future Proof Blog posts

  • Cloud and the future of digital communities
  • Game, set and match! – Gamifying records management eLearning
  • Introducing our new Podcast page
  • We support your Right to Know!
  • Guidance on cloud email implementation now available
  • Not enough monkeys, not enough typewriters! Why is digital disposal getting away from us?
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New advice on cloud email implementation

We have recently released new advice on  Cloud email implementation: key considerations. The guideline identifies considerations specific and unique to cloud email, which need to be addressed prior to its implementation, including:

  • records and information management policies, procedures and processes
  • migration of email data from on-premise to cloud, and
  • contracts.
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Redesigned Future Proof Podcast page

Our Future Proof Podcast page has been redesigned to improve user experience through easier search and browse navigation. Please read our blog post for more information about the changes we have made.

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New State Records website

You will have noticed we have a new website and many of your bookmarks and favourites may no longer work but the content is still there.

Our web developers have been working on the index functionality for the public access side of the website, and unfortunately the search function is not working on the Government Recordkeeping pages. However, we are actively working on it and hope to provide a better way of searching for content very soon.

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The folllwing training is being offered next month:

  • 16 November Managing Recordkeeping Risk in Business Systems (Queens Square)
  • 22-23 November  Records Management Fundamentals (Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood)
  • 24 November  Managing Digital Records: An overview (Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood)
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Disposal authorities approved

State Records recently approved a disposal authority for transport infrastructure.

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

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