About Ross Latham - State Archivist/Manager TAHO
Ross Latham is Tasmania's State Archivist and Manager of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).
Ross is a qualified archivist with 30 years' experience in the information management industry.
His specific professional interests are collection development and accessibility, cross industry collaboration, appraisal methodology and digital continuity.
From the State Archivist's Desk - Winter 2016
It's timely that I provide an update on the review of the TAHO Publications structure and consideration of future approaches to information governance policy and practice within our domain.
As mentioned in the recent edition of On the Record TAHO is working with the Office of e-Government division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet to determine and implement a more joined up and contemporary approach to the manner in which information management policy, direction and support is developed and provided across government.
Traditionally our State Archivist Guidelines and Advices were written primarily for Records Managers and others responsible for the day to day creation and management of State records.
The scope of our audience is much greater in today's digital environment so it is critical that our publications and direction acknowledge this and address the broader issue of information governance.
To support this initiative an experienced consultant (Roger McShane) has recently completed a review of all State Archivist publications and considered means by which TAHO and the Office of e-Government can best work together to address areas of shared responsibility in information governance.
Having consulted a range of agencies, local councils and GBEs Roger is in the final stages of preparing his report and recommendations that will address:
ways of implementing a risk-based and standards-based approach to information
management and governance
ongoing synergy between TAHO and the Office of e-Government
required for developing the new policy, supporting publications and advisory
It is critical that as a
result of this work we clearly communicate our expectations of you and that
these expectations are realistic to achieve and maintain.
I am confident that by
initiating collaborative and imaginative approaches we can achieve sustainable
All the best.
State Archivist | Manager Tasmanian Archive & Heritage Office | LINC Tasmania