National Archives of Australia Shares Records Digitization Strategy With Release of Digital Continuity Plan

Posted on March 15, 2012 by


The National Archives of Australia has outlined a plan to reduce the dependency of government agencies on paper records, saving up to $200 million a year in physical storage costs.

The Director General of the National Archives, David Fricker, said he hoped to drive a coordinated and strategic approach to digital information management across the Federal Government.

Archiving of Social Media

Under the property-based definition of Commonwealth Record at Section 3 of the Archives Act 1983, information residing or stored on third-party sites may not be regarded legally as Commonwealth property and consequently may not be a Commonwealth record.

However, the digital continuity plan requires agencies to ensure that Commonwealth records of an agency activity on social media sites are maintained, and that the records will need to be captured and stored by the originating agency.

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