Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) Annual Report (2017-18) – Use of Private Email Accounts for Business Purposes

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has recently released its latest annual report.  A continuing theme of the Commissioner’s reports is  the misuse of private email accounts to transact official business.  In light of the ICAC annual report,  the University’s Legal and Risk team have posted its blog “ICAC hones in on private email accounts […]

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Poor Recordkeeping Linked to Organisational Inefficiencies

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has recently released (June 2018) a performance audit report regarding the integration of two Commonwealth agencies.  Of the three recommendations made by the ANAO as a result of its audit, Recommendation 1 states the new integrated agency needs to give priority to addressing its records and information management deficiencies. […]

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Email Usage at the UofA – A Brief Early History

Text prepared by Susan Coppin, Collection Archivist, University Archives and Recordkeeping (UniARK) It is not unreasonable to say that the Barr Smith Library was a leading player in advocating for a consistent electronic mailing system across the university sector. 1980s In 1982, University Librarian Eric Wainwright contacted Vice-Chancellor (VC) Donald Stranks to inform him that […]

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