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Draft Records and Information Management Standard and Implementation Guide

May 18, 2016

Archives New Zealand is seeking feedback on the new draft Records and Information Management Standard and accompanying Implementation Guide.

The standard sets out the mandatory minimum compliance requirements for public offices including state and integrated schools, and for local authorities. Once finalised, the standard will be issued under section 27 of the Public Records Act 2005. It will supersede the existing Records Management Standard for the New Zealand Public Sector, which was due for review in 2016 and will also replace S4 Access Standard, S5 Digital Recordkeeping Standard (AS NZS ISO 16175) and AS NZS ISO 13028: 2012, Information and Documentation – Implementation Guidelines for Digitisation of Records.

Archives New Zealand’s regulatory role was established by the Public Records Act in 2005. Since then a considerable body of work has been completed to establish and implement standards, advice and guidance for the management of public records and local authority records. Records management practice and our use of regulatory tools to drive best practice have continued to evolve. Archives New Zealand is currently optimising its regulatory role through a work programme that began with the release of a draft Regulatory Statement late in 2015.

View the new draft standard and implementation guide

This page is also available on the Records Toolkit