Category: University Archives

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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University Archives Volunteer Group Wins Vice-Chancellor’s Award!

On December 1st the university held its annual Vice-Chancellor’s Volunteer Achievement Awards Ceremony, which recognises the amazing contribution made by over 2600 volunteers. This year the University Archives Volunteers group are the very proud co-recipients of the Group of the Year award! Congratulations to all of our volunteers, and thank you so much for your […]

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New Records Repository Open for Business

In 2016, the sale of Thebarton Campus resulted in the need to relocate the University’s off-site records repository. This significant project involved the establishment of a new facility on the lower level of the Woolhouse Library at Waite Campus. Over 25,000 boxes of temporary and permanent files, as well as the bulk of the University […]

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