Thursday, November 15, 2012

Australian Government Digital Transition Policy

Greetings from Canberra, where the National Archives of Australia (NAA) are explaining the new "Australian Government Digital Transition Policy". This requires records to be archived electronically from 2016. NAA are running  "Digital Edge workshops" to help agencies implement the new policy. It should be noted that it is not just government departments subject to archives policy, for example the Australian National University (ANU) is subject to the Archives Act.

The NAA presenter mentioned there is a gap between short in-service training courses and the formal studies offered by universities. In response I am looking at revamping my online course "Electronic Document and Records Management" (COMP7420) at the Australian National University. This will be available to students doing traditional degrees in business and computing.

Also ANU  students can make up their own program using ANU Graduate Studies Select. As part of this I am looking at how to satisfy the formal requirements of professional bodies such as Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), while remaining flexible.

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