Review to maintain relevance of AGIFT

Media release: Thursday, 27 February 2014

The National Archives is reviewing the Australian Governments' Interactive Functions Thesaurus (AGIFT). AGIFT uses common terms to describe the business functions of Australian Commonwealth, state and local governments. This makes it easier for people to find information across all levels of government.

AGIFT provides standard terms for government agencies to describe their online resources. This helps users to search government entry points when they are not sure which level of government has responsibility for the information or service they require. This improves take-up of online services by making them easier to locate and access.

The review will ensure that AGIFT remains a useful tool for the discovery of online resources and services. Terms will be added to cover any new government functions and activities and other changes will ensure AGIFT remains relevant and current.

Information and records management professionals are invited to participate in the review, with comments due by the end of March. Further information is available online.

Contact information

  • Kerry Moir (Director - Agency Capability Development)
    t (02) 6212 3639 e kerry.moir@naa.gov.au
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