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Associated Record Keeping Services
Provides tools, resources, and training for the records and information management industry. Resources include specialised knowledge base resources through to simple to use project management and business analysis tools.
Record Keeping Associations (NZ)
RMAA Records Management Association of Australasia
ARANZ - Archives and Records Association of New Zealand
Useful records management research websites
Archives New Zealand
Archives New Zealand maintains the memory of the Government by ensuring that records of value are kept.
Continuum Records Management Standards
Archives New Zealand is responsible for the development and monitoring for many key recordkeeping standards in New Zealand. Whether you are a government agency or not, maintaining your records to these standards will ensure a high level of compliance.
ISO 15489 – Background
ISO 15489 is an international recordkeeping standard. It is centred round what the characteristics of a record should be. By ensuring that those characterisics are maintained, a recordkeeping programme can be designed where the records are appropriately created, received and used in the conduct of business activities. Although designed for electronic records, many of the principles can be applied to paper records as well.
National Archives of Australia: DIRKS Manual: A Strategic Approach to Managing Business Information
NARA: Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records
Although designed for Australian and American agencies, these sites still provides some excellent step by step guidance when it comes to investigating and implementing an ideal recordkeeping system in your organisation. A useful place to start if you are considering setting up recordkeeping systems or tools in your organisation and wish to know how to start, or what to ask for when hiring consultants.
New Zealand Legislation (Searchable)
Not sure which records you need to keep? Search the database under words like “records” or “information”. (A word of warning: often the legislation does not specify how long you should keep your records. We suggest that you contact a consultant to find out how you can dispose of your records legally and still have storage space.) There also may be other policies, rules, standards governing the use of your records that are not covered by statures.
Record Keeping Education
If you are interested in learning more about Records Management, or are considering making it your career, there are two educational options in New Zealand:
Diploma of Records and Information Management
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (Undergraduate)
Certificate / Diploma in Archives and Records Management
Victoria University of Wellington (Postgraduate)
The original Lindisfarne - information on the name
Holy Island - Lindisfarne
British Museum - The Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels