Records storage guidelines available

Records storage guidelines available

Document storage guidelines are now available from the National Archives of Australia to compliment the storage standard announced in September 2001.

The voluntary code of best practices is aimed at storing semi-active and inactive Commonwealth documents before they are legally destroyed.

Storing to the Standard: Guidelines for Implementing the Standard for the Physical Storage of Commonwealth Records is a set of guidelines for government agencies to use to arrange their in-house storage or to help with the selection of out sourced storage. Anne Robertson, assistant director of standards and policy at the National Archives said the guidelines can also be used to guide the design of storage facilities and can be used as a checklist.

The 50 page document is available as a PDF from the National Archives of Australia web Site;

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