To provide improved direction for the creation and management of government records in a purely digital environment, the State Records Office has released Born Digital: Managing Government Information and Data.
The high-level objectives outlined in Born Digital encourages Western Australian State and Local government organizations to transition towards fully digital information management environments and discourages the creation of additional paper-based records. Government agencies must undertake this transition in a planned and considered manner.
As the transition will necessarily entail system and process change, no predetermined target date has been set for achieving the Born Digital objectives. However, agencies should prioritise the transition as part of their organizational planning and budget processes.