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Standards Strategy and Methodology


Archives New Zealand have reviewed the way we develop Public Records Act 2005 standards and as a result of this review we have issued the Standards Programme Strategy 2009-2012.

Why do we set standards?

Under section 27 of the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA), the Chief Archivist is mandated to issue standards in relation to public records and local authority records, including public archives and local authority archives.
 
Standards are issued to support the following purposes of the PRA:

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How will we set standards?

In the Standards Programme Strategy 2009-2012, Archives New Zealand has outlined how it will issue standards over this period.
 
Further information can be viewed on the Public Records Act 2005 Standards Programme Strategy 2009-2012 page
 
The Standards Programme Strategy prioritises proposed standards for development.  To date, we have developed and issued the Disposal Standard and the Digital Recordkeeping Standard.
 
In the 2010-2011 year, we are working to establish a formal ongoing programme governance structure for the development of PRA standards.  We will also be reviewing the methodology we use to develop standards.
 
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How do we develop standards?

While the Standards Programme Strategy 2009-2012 updates and replaces the standards strategy from 2006, we have not yet reviewed the way we develop standards. The standards development methodology as outlined in the Standards Strategy and Methodology Final Report, 2006 will be reviewed during the 2010/2011 financial year. 
 
Further information can be viewed on the Standards Strategy and Methodology Final Report page
 
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How do I find out more?

For more information, please contact the Government Recordkeeping Programme:
Email: rkadvice@archives.govt.nz
Telephone: 04 4995595
Fax: 04 4956210
Mail: PO Box 12050, Wellington

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