Under the Public Records Act 2005, public offices and local authorities must create full and accurate records of their activities in accordance with normal, prudent business practice, and ensure that those records are captured into systems which will maintain them in an accessible form for as long as they are required. These systems include recordkeeping metadata.
This standard establishes principles and minimum requirements for creating and managing recordkeeping metadata in electronic environments, in accordance with the Public Records Act 2005. It was developed by Archives New Zealand to ensure that
full and accurate records of New Zealand state sector and local government business activity are adequately documented so that they can be managed effectively and continue to be useable over time.