Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2023

Archives and libraries represent an essential part of any community’s social infrastructure and are centres for communication, research, learning and culture. The State Records Office of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia are committed to ensuring that people with disability, their families and carers have the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities enjoyed as others to access the services and facilities provided by these organisations.  

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in January 2013 to investigate systemic failures of public and private institutions to protect children from child sexual abuse, report abuse and respond to child sexual abuse.

The Royal Commission completed its work in December 2017, releasing its Final Report with 409 recommendations to reform policy, legislation, administration and institutional structures.

The Architecture of the Archive project

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

Update to the State Records Office Digitization Specification

Following consultation and discussion with Government Organizations, the State Records Office is pleased to announce that the Digitization Specification has been updated in relation to specifications for reproductions of receipts/proof of purchase records. 
This update will assist in the processing of low value/low risk receipts/proof of purchase records, where reproductions have been created with devices such as mobile phone cameras an

Notice of Disposal Freeze - Government records relating to children

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:

AEON catalogue to be decommissioned

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.


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