Assessing Records Management Functionality for Your Systems
|National Archives of Australia (NAA) have set timelines for all Australian Government agencies to assess and take action for all business systems to ensure they:
The key issues that arise when undertaking the assessment are:
That said there is a path through for most systems whether that is some small changes to functionality; planned decommissioning and replacement with a compliant system; or, the extraction of records to a central records management system where they can be maintained.
And agencies building or procuring new systems will need to use the framework to drive requirements to ensure that new systems have appropriate records management functionality. This applies to all business systems built or procured after December 2016.
If you are working on business systems in an Australian Government agency or are a software supplier to those agencies you need to get your approach to this happening now.