Insights from 3 of Digital Continuity 2020’s top agencies

11
Jul 17

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Struggling to overcome the challenges of digital records and information management? Here are some insights into the top 10 agencies from Check-up Digital and winners of the 2017 Digital Excellence Awards.

Information Management

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) – The Research Data Project (RDP)

Ranked 2nd, Check-up Digital & Medium Agencies Commendation, 2017 Digital Excellence Awards

With over 500 research projects spanning 10 years, across different industries and published in thousands of reports, publications and articles; research data is one of AIMS most valuable assets.

However, researchers personally store data in their own department or lab with varying identifiable criteria. RDP linked all of the departments and created an archive where files are stored with the appropriate metadata.

This upgrade in digital information management has not only been a vital step for the future of research at AIMS, it has also raised awareness of the importance of  information archiving and retention.

National Museum of Australia – Developing a cultural shared service centre

Ranked 6th, Check-up Digital & Medium Agencies Commendation, 2017 Digital Excellence Awards

Not only has the National Museum of Australia (NMA) had its own successful transition to digital RIM, it has also developed the expertise to assist other government agencies in a digital record-keeping environment.

NMA established a partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy (OPH) to assist in transitioning them to a EDRMS. This project was delivered successfully and OPH now work in a digital records keeping environment. NMA continues to support them with education.

Geoscience Australia – NOPIMS: The authoritative source for data

Medium Agencies Winner, 2017 digital excellence awards

NOPIMS, the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System, was implemented to manage offshore petroleum data and samples.

Geoscience Australia’s (GA) repository team also developed a system which allowed the loading, delivery and storage of offshore Well data into NOPIMS, making data that is publically available for use in exploration much easier to access.

This has resulted in a huge reduction in the number of requests for data from GA, and there are currently over 800 NOPIMS users, which is growing by 50 users each month.

All of the agencies above, along with more from the top ten will be presenting at the Digital Records and Information Management conference, taking place in Canberra this October. Book soon to secure early bird rates.

Digital Records

Submitted by Maisie Holder

Maisie is a producer on Criterion’s Production Team. Originally from Essex, she has previously worked as a conference producer in the UK and has experience across the health, housing and university sectors. To the delight of her fellow colleagues, Maisie is a skilled cook and baker – she readily has her famous Millionaire’s Shortbread on hand for when that 3pm arvo slump hits.

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