Media release: Friday, 30 October 2015
The National Archives of Australia is again inviting Commonwealth agencies to nominate their trendsetting projects for this year's Digital Excellence awards.
The awards, which were launched last year, aim to ensure the Australian Government and people have access to trustworthy, usable digital information for as long as they need it.
'This award process enables us to identify what successful Commonwealth agencies are doing and how others might benefit from their experiences,' said David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives.
'Many agencies excel in managing their digital information. We have therefore introduced the awards to recognise those that are innovative and successful in their approach to digital information management and to use them as inspiration for others.
'More specifically, the awards acknowledge agencies that have embraced digital transition and made headway in regard to digital continuity, with a significant change in the way their agency operates in the digital environment.'
Award winners will be selected from case studies submitted by agencies that demonstrate progress towards digital transition or digital continuity, or best practice in digital information management. The judges will consider improvements in accountability and decision-making, and innovative use of technology.
Last year, the judges identified benefits in the winning projects such as automating workflows, major productivity gains, successfully integrating multiple platforms, enabling efficiencies, and enabling staff to move to higher value activities.
Winning case studies can be read on the National Archives' website.
Applications will be accepted from Australian Commonwealth agencies that have submitted a response to the National Archives' Check-up Digital in 2015. The application can be found online. The awards program is open until 28 February 2016.