A Strategy for the Archive 2019-2022

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Consultation Process


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Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 24 October 2018 to 30 November 2018.


We want your feedback to help shape the future of the State’s Archival collection.

What is being decided?

Every day, decisions are made about whether records created by State and Local Government, in all formats, should be kept permanently as part of the State’s Archive or can be destroyed when no longer needed for business, legal or accountability purposes.

A draft Archive Strategy 2019 – 2022 has been developed to set out how records

Consultation Process


Now closed

Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 24 October 2018 to 30 November 2018.


We want your feedback to help shape the future of the State’s Archival collection.

What is being decided?

Every day, decisions are made about whether records created by State and Local Government, in all formats, should be kept permanently as part of the State’s Archive or can be destroyed when no longer needed for business, legal or accountability purposes.

A draft Archive Strategy 2019 – 2022 has been developed to set out how records of permanent value will be preserved and made accessible to the community in a sustainable way.

Records kept permanently should meet the criteria outlined in the Appraisal of Official Records – Policy and Objectives. Published in 2003, these criteria set out the objectives of the Archive and the types of records that should be kept to meet these objectives. The criteria are now due for review.

How can your input influence the decision?

State Records wants to ensure that the State’s Archive is valued by citizens, communities and stakeholders and is preserved and made accessible in a sustainable way. Your input will help shape:

  • what types of records should be kept permanently as part of the State’s Archive
  • how we can best preserve the State’s Archive (in digital, paper and multimedia formats)
  • how we make the State’s Archive accessible to the community.

You can provide feedback by:

  1. Completing the survey by Friday 16 November 2018
  2. Commenting on the online discussion about the future of the State's Archival collection
  3. Attending one of the consultation sessions led by State Record's Principal Archivist, Tony Leviston:

How will your input be used?

Your feedback will be taken into consideration in the drafting of the Archive Strategy and Appraisal Policy before they are finalised.

Contact

State Records of South Australia
Email: staterecords@sa.gov.au
Facebook: @StateRecordsSA

Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018


Background


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State Records of South Australia, within the Attorney-General’s Department, is currently developing the new Archive Strategy 2019 to 2022. This is the first strategy for the State Government Archive.

The vision at the heart of the strategy is that the archive is valued by South Australians and stakeholders, actively preserved, readily accessible and managed sustainably. This vision is supported by outcomes, which will define State Records’ priorities over a four year period.

While the strategy outlines how the archive will be managed, the Appraisal Policy and Objectives define which records should form part of the archive. State Records is updating the Appraisal Policy and Objectives, which were first issued in 2003.

Input into the review and development of the Archive Strategy 2019-2022and the Appraisal Policy and Objectives is being sought from community members, government agencies and other stakeholders.

State Records’ Principal Archivist, Tony Leviston is leading information sessions as part of the consultation process, commencing on 8 November 2018.

Consultation has concluded
  • What you said

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    Now closed

    This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 24 October 2018 to 30 November 2018.


    You can provide feedback by:

    1. Completing the survey by Friday 30 November 2018
    2. Commenting on the online discussionabout the future of the State's Archival collection
    3. Attending one of the consultation sessions led by State Record's Principal Archivist, Tony Leviston:
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    New strategy for the archive

    The new strategy for the archive has been finalised and is now available.

    The strategy is not only a path forward but celebrates and reflects on the archives past 100 years of operation. It outlines a broad direction for the government archive and the aspirations of the agency and its role in identifying, preserving and increasing the accessibility of government records of enduring value.

    We thank those who took the time to contribute to the consultation process and we value all feedback.