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International Archives Day - 9 June 2017

On Friday 9 June 2017, celebrate the International Archives Day in your institution, your company or your department. Use this global event for archivists and records managers in order to make known the role of archives and share your experience and the importance of your work. Show that the archives profession is fun, inclusive, varied and that your expertise is helpful to everyone.

Prepare your project for the International Archives Day 2017:

1. Save the date : Friday 9 June 2017

2. Get inspired by what your colleagues around the world have organized last year

3. Under the theme “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism”, choose right now your project: an exhibition, a slide-show, a film screening, and open your department to the public, explain your work, raise the profile of your colleagues and explain how they can help other departments in your institution or your company.

4. In order to facilitate your events, ICA makes available, personalizable communication templates (posters, bookmarks, etc.), to encourage everyone to share this day through social networks, business or family circles. Find some templates here

5. And because ICA wants to highlight your projects and the dynamism of archivists and records managers, please think of taking photos of your customized posters and documents, as well as your celebration on Friday 9th June and send them to us

6. At last, wherever you are or whatever is your language, follow the event #IAD17 and continue to celebrate “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism” by registering to the Conference ALA-ICA 2017


ARANZ AWARDS call for nominations - 2017

Call for nominations for two prizes

Michael Standish Prize

This award, first offered in 2001, is named in honour of Michael Standish, architect of the 1957 Archives Act and the first permanent Chief Archivist of National Archives. It is awarded every second year.

The prize recognises an outstanding essay, by a New Zealand archivist or records manager, dealing with some facet of archives or records administration, history, theory and/or methodology, and published in a recognised archive, records management, or other appropriate journal.

Works published in New Zealand in 2016, and fitting the above criteria, are eligible for entry.

Ian Wards Prize

The Ian Wards Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding piece of published writing which in the view of the judging panel also clearly demonstrates exemplary and/or innovative use of primary resources. Nominations are invited for a work published during 2016.

First awarded in 2001, the Prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship of Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983.

Please send your nominations for either award to: president@aranz.org.nz

The deadline for submissions for each prize is 5 July 2017.

Seán McMahon

President, ARANZ


ARANZ AWARDS call for nominations - 2016

We are delighted to invite nominations for the following awards:

Ian Wards Prize

The Ian Wards Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding piece of published writing which in the view of the judging panel also clearly demonstrates exemplary and/or innovative use of primary resources.

First awarded in 2001, the Prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship of Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983.

Michael Standish Prize

This award, first offered in 2001, is named in honour of Michael Standish, architect of the 1957 Archives Act and the first permanent Chief Archivist of National Archives. It is awarded every second year.

The prize recognises an outstanding essay, by a New Zealand archivist or records manager, dealing with some facet of archives or records administration, history, theory and/or methodology, and published in a recognised archive, records management, or other appropriate journal.

n.b. Works published in New Zealand in 2015 and fitting the above criteria are eligible for entry

Please send your nominations to: president@aranz.org.nz

The deadline for submissions is 5 July 2016.

Theresa Graham

President, ARANZ

State of Government Recordkeeping and Public Records Act 2005 Audits 2014/15

16 December 2015

Kia ora

For your information I am advising you that the annual report on the state of recordkeeping in public offices and the 2014/15 recordkeeping audits is now available from the Archives New Zealand website Report: State of Government Recordkeeping and Public Records Act 2005 Audits 2014/15.

As you will note we are taking a reasonably strong view of the state of recordkeeping in the public sector. This may generate discussion in the sector and I look forward to hearing any comments from you in the New Year.

Separately, you will in the near future be sent a copy of the independent Audit of the Chief Archivist’s recordkeeping. It should be noted that this is not produced by Archives New Zealand but is commissioned as part of the Audit requirements of the Public Records Act 2005.

Ngā mihi

Marilyn….

Marilyn Little | Chief Archivist & General Manager

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga

www.archives.govt.nz

Archives New Zealand is a part of the Department of Internal Affairs

Chief Archivist releases report on Managing Text Messages under the Public Records Act 2005

As you may be aware, on 22 December 2014, I initiated a review of the Prime Minister’s recordkeeping practices in regard to text messages which may or may not be considered public records under the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act). The review is now complete and I have enclosed a link to the final Report which is published on the Archives New Zealand external website for your information http://www.archives.govt.nz/advice/public-records-act-2005/managing-text-messages-under-public-records-act-2005.

The review examined the adequacy of recordkeeping advice, processes and systems in place to support the Prime Minister (and thereby all other Ministers). Relevant agencies including the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Ministerial and Secretariat Services, a business unit of the Department of Internal Affairs, were interviewed.

The review highlighted that text messages can be public records and clarified that Ministers are considered public offices under the Act. The review also found that the Prime Minister was not advised of his full responsibilities under the Public Records Act and that the advice and support provided to all Ministers was inadequate.

The report includes actions and recommendations for improvements to the recordkeeping advice and support for all Ministers. Archives New Zealand has also developed some generic advice on the management of text messages for all public offices and local authorities which is available on the Records Toolkit at http://records.archives.govt.nz/resources-and-guides/recordkeeping-for-text-messages/.

If you receive any media enquiries, please direct them to Mike Smith 027 807 6741 – all other enquiries should be directed to rkadvice@dia.govt.nz

Yours sincerely

Marilyn Little

Chief Archivist

Marilyn Little | Chief Archivist & General Manager | Information and Knowledge Services

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga

Archives New Zealand is part of the Department of Internal Affairs.

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Events:

In this section we provide you with up-to-date information about conferences, training sessions, seminars, talks and exhibitions relating to archives and records keeping.

If you would like your archives or records related event added to the upcoming events calendar, or know of an event you would like to see listed please send the relevant details to the ARANZ Webmaster. Note that it does not have to be an ARANZ associated event.

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