DIGITAL ASSIMILATION: RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
In an age of data breaches, information privacy concerns, digital disruption and apparent societal dystopia, being able to make, keep, find, and re-use information is more important than it has ever been.
The State Records Commission Annual Report 2017/2018 was tabled in Parliament on 9 October 2018.
The America's Cup and an accompanying Festival of Sport; proposals and setbacks on the redevelopment of the Swan Brewery site on Mounts Bay Road; concerns about the potential harm to the market of pesticide residues in Western Australian meat; and electoral reform of the Legislative Council were among many issues considered by State Cabinet in 1987.
Earlier this year, the SRO entered into a new collaborative project with the University of Western Australia’s School of Design. Intrigued by the type of records held in the State Archives Collection, and the challenges in storing, preserving and making accessible our State’s official archives, UWA Lecturer Mark Sawyer suggested using the SRO as a “case study” and to have his first year architecture students develop proposed designs for a new SRO Search Room. This type of architectural modelling is a key requirement for architecture students as part of their course work.Damien Hassan Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 13:35
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) was established under the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cwlth) on 11 January 2013. Its Final Report was presented to the Governor-General on 15 December 2017.
Volume 8 of the Report, concerning Recordkeeping and Information Sharing, contains 23 recommendations.
Recommendation 8.1 states:
In 2004, the State Records Office released its first online catalogue to the State archives collection: AEON - Archives Explored Online. In 2015, AEON was replaced by a new online catalogue: AtoM - Access to Memory.
Please note that the AEON catalogue will be fully decommissioned on 10 February 2018 and will no longer be available. If you have bookmarked links to AEON, it is recommended you update these to point the new AtoM catalogue.
Clarification of common misconceptions regarding requirements of the State Records Act 2000 can be found in Myth and Reality Information Sheet.
Last updated: 20 October 2017