To mark the centenary of the commencement of the First World War, the State Records Office has digitised and placed online the official “War” file created by the WA Premier’s Office in 1914. Preserved for posterity by the SRO, this remarkable archive provides a behind-the-scenes and uniquely Western Australian perspective
9 June is International Archives Day, a date chosen by the International Council on Archives in 2007 to promote archives and good record keeping. Why 9th of June? This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the creation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of UNESCO in 1948.
On International Archives Day, Archives and Record Keeping organisations around the world are encouraged by the International Council on Archives to:Gerard Foley Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:05
The State Records Office is Western Australia's government information management authority. We provide recordkeeping services to State and Local government organizations as well as preserve the State archives collection and make these archives accessible to the broader community.
Penelope Hetherington's book The Marriage Knot wins the 2014 Margaret Medcalf Award.
The 2014 Margaret Medcalf Award was presented on 18 June 2014 to University of Western Australia history research fellow Penelope Hetherington for her book on marriage and divorce in colonial Western Australia.
The State Records Office is pleased to announce the new General Disposal Authority for State Government Information has been approved by the State Records Commission and is available for use by State government organizations.
The new GDA was launched by Mr Colin Murphy, Auditor General and Chair of the State Records Commission, at an event for executive level officers within State government on 11 December 2013. Professor Fiona Stanley AC spoke at the launch on the value of archives, stressing their vital importance for historical, medical and other types of research.
The SRO has recently worked with the Department of Finance to develop a tender document for reformatting State archives.
The tender seeks respondents with experience in both microfilm and digital technologies.
The State Records Office has issued a circular to all State and local government organisations regarding the use of recycled paper. The SRO supports two categories of paper for documents that are to be managed in corporate information systems throughout government:
Archival or Permanent Paper (identified by a specific watermark); and
An RKP Review Form and Recordkeeping Maturity Model have been developed to assist government organisations with preparing the RKP review report.
Section 28 of the State Records Act 2000 requires that no more than 5 years must elapse between approval of a government organisation's Recordkeeping Plan (RKP) and its review.
In 2013 two winners were awarded the prestigious Margaret Medcalf Award.
Ruth Morgan, a Lecturer at Monash University, and Ann Hunter of Maylands and a sites assessment officer at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, won the Award which recognises authors of works displaying excellence in research and referencing of WA’s State Archives.
The Award was presented at a special ceremony on 19 June 2013 by the WA Auditor General Mr Colin Murphy PSM, in his role as Chairperson of the State Records Commission.
The State Records Office has updated the General Disposal Authority for Source Records Recordkeeping FAQ 'When should I scan in colour?'.
For further information please contact the State Records Office on 9427 3661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.