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:

Machinery of Government Support

In delivering on a pre-election vow to reduce the size of the public sector, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced the first round of Machinery of Government (MOG) changes on 28 April 2017, reducing the state’s government organisation total from 41 to 25.  The newly formed government organisations are facing the challenges of adapting to the changed functions and governance arrangeme

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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