A range of training workshops for people and organisations outside the Australian Public Service is being offered by the National Archives of Australia.
The workshops focus on ensuring that digital records remain accessible and usable for as long as they are needed, and on reducing the need for new paper records.
Director-General of the National Archives, David Fricker said topics such as avoiding technical obsolescence were important for any organisation.
“We are, therefore, making these training courses available to people in State and Local Government as well as the private sector,” Mr Fricker said.
“Information is the lifeblood of all organisations. In today’s information-rich environment, access to reliable information improves decision-making, underpins innovation and can provide a competitive edge for any organisation.”
He said most people recognised there were economic benefits to sharing and processing information digitally.
“Any business relies on access to reliable information and these workshops support the digital economy by helping organisations ensure their digital information is organised, accessible and authentic,” Mr Fricker said.
‘We have a responsibility for our staff to share their expertise as widely as possible for the benefit of all Australians. The training is based on international and Australian standards so that it applies to any organisation.”
The National Archives currently offers training courses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as its home base of Canberra.
Edition 399, 04 March 2014