On the Record – Special Edition – May 2020
The latest issue of
On the Record is
This is a special issue featuring professional development opportunities. It also contains the State Archivist’s statement on COVID-19. If you have any queries, we’re always happy to chat. Please give us a call on 6165 5581, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Tasmanian Archives services in response to COVID-19
In the interests of public safety, the Tasmanian Archives has been temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
File requests from government agencies
You can still request files, but please note our changed procedures below:
- All requests should be placed through the Archives Collections mailbox at
- Collection of files is by appointment only.
- Files can be picked up at the rear staff entrance of the Hobart Library in Mather's Lane.
- Please phone
6165 5541 to let Archives staff know you have arrived in Mather's Lane to collect your files.
- You will be met at the staff entrance and brought into the State Library and Archive Service workroom to collect and sign for files.
Transfer of records to the Berriedale repository
We will not be accepting business as usual transfers from government agencies. We will, however, still accept transfers of at-risk items, and can provide advice to agencies about transfers. For advice, please phone us on
6165 5443 or email us at
Advice on records and information management
If you can't find what you're looking for on our website, please contact us via email at
Three records retention notices have recently been issued by the State Archivist
The State Archivist has advised organisations to preserve relevant records for three Royal Commissions. These include an updated
Notice of a disposal freeze on records relating to children (December 2019) and two new advices:
Retention of Records of Potential Relevance to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (January 2020)
Retention of Records of Potential Relevance to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (January 2020)
If you have any questions, please contact us on 6165 5581 or
On the Record - March 2020
The latest issue of On the Record
is available here
. Read about the projects we are currently working on, and much more.
If you have any queries, we’re always happy to chat. Please give us a call on 6165 5581, or send an email to email@example.com.
Information Management Framework exposure drafts
The Office of the State Archivist (OSA) is leading the development of an Information Management Framework for the Tasmanian Government, aligned to whole of government policy and strategies issued by the Office of eGovernment (now
Digital Strategy and Services). The Framework identifies and defines the various components which contribute to effective information management. We will publish exposure drafts on our website and invite comments. Drafts can be accessed