There’s always something new in SRO’s online catalogue. Called AEON and soon to become AtoM, we are continuously uploading digitised archives, item dates, new agencies, series, consignments, corrections, checking restricted access, new admin history, etc.; it’s enough to keep you up all night.Michele Keogh Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:14
Penelope Hetherington's book The Marriage Knot has won the 2014 Margaret Medcalf Award.Gerard Foley Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 09:54
The State Records Office of Western Australia (SRO) is conducting a survey to assess the records management training needs and interests across State and local government in WA.
The survey consists of ten questions and should only take around five minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymous and remain confidential.Amanda Casselton Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:57
9 June is International Archives Day, a date chosen by the International Council on Archives in 2007 to promote archives and good record keeping. Why 9th of June? This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the creation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of UNESCO in 1948.
On International Archives Day, Archives and Record Keeping organisations around the world are encouraged by the International Council on Archives to:Gerard Foley Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:05
Last time I wrote about this exciting project, I said that one of the key differences between archival and library description was the fact that we rarely, if ever, use subject classification.Lise Summers Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 16:29
A guest blog from George Main, from the National Museum of Australia.
Notes made by Constable Napier in his police journal, 1907. (WAS 76,cons 430, 1907/1571)Lise Summers Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:06
On 25 February 2014, the State Information Management Services team (SIMS) of the State Records Office (SRO) ran an Information Session on the new General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (GDASG) to assist State government agencies with the implementation of this new disposal tool.Jessica Morris Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:48
The month of Movember, established in Melbourne in 2003, encourages us to look at issues relating to men’s health – in particular testicular and prostate cancer and mental health. While others are growing mo’s, we thought we would look to our collections to see what issues relating to men’s health we could identify along with some great moustaches of the day.
For many years we’ve been receiving feedback from SRO users through our surveys and feedback forms about AEON – about how it works and what sort of functions and features it should have. We’ve been listening and, while not everything you have requested is possible, we have begun looking at a replacement collection management system which will accommodate many of the functions requested over the years.Meg Travers Friday, November 15, 2013 - 14:22
Movember is an independent, global charity established to make a difference to the face of men's health. The challenge is to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November to raise money for and awareness of men's health issues. It began in Melbourne in 2003 and is now a global phenomenon, raising $140 million AUS last year. It shows that one simple idea can have a big impact. Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring several issues related to men's health.