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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 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.


State Records of South Australia
Facebook: @StateRecordsSA

Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018



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