Digitisation is an effective tool to preserve records at risk of being lost if they are held on unstable media or subject to technological obsolescence. The Preservation Digitisation Standards set out the National Archives standards for digitisation of physical records of archival value in all formats.
Recommended standards and specifications for digitising audio recordings.
The National Archives has developed specifications for digitising paper records.
Access to unclassified paper records is provided via the Agency Digitisation Service (ADS
We're digitising 850,000 WWII service records to share stories of Australians' service and sacrifice.
This policy outlines the framework for the disposal of records in the Archives’ custody following digitisation. It specifies the categories of records which may be disposed of, and the requirements which must be met in order to ensure the proper care of the archival resources of the Commonwealth.
Digitisation of collection material is an accepted practice of collecting institutions all round the world.
The National Archives of Australia has signed contracts totalling $4.4 million for the bulk digitisation of more than 650,000 Second World War service records.
Transferring physical and digital records.
New Preservation Digitisation Standards set out the technical requirements for digitising physical records in line with international best practice.
From 1 January 2018, the National Archives will provide agencies access to unclassified paper records through the Agency Digitisation Service .
The Commonwealth Record Series (CRS) System lets the National Archives keep track of Commonwealth Government agencies, the series of records they produce and the individual items in those series.
This advice is for Australian Government agencies that do not have, or are in the process of developing, agency-specific records authorities covering their unique business functions. It contains practical tips for the disposal of certain types of Commonwealth records.
A digitised WWII service record sheds new light on the career of a pioneering Australian servicewoman.
Problems can arise with legal acceptance of records as evidence if appropriate business practices are not followed in creating and maintaining records.
This authority is a key element in the suite of tools created by the National Archives to foster digital business processes and digital information management for efficiency purposes
GRA40 - Transfer of custody of records under Australian Government outsourcing arrangements - 2017/00045834 - issued 2017
Learn more about how records authorities that govern keeping, destroying or transferring Australian Government records apply to your agency.
Information for agencies, researchers and individuals wanting to access archival records.