Standards are set by the Chief Archivist under the Public Records Act 2005. Standards set principles and requirements relating to an area of recordkeeping. Standards help public offices and local authorities meet their obligations under the Public Records Act 2005.
Guides are summaries of best practice and helpful information. Guides often concentrate on the ‘how to’. Guides contain information that will help you to meet the requirements of standards or other recordkeeping requirements.
Factsheets are short documents which focus on communicating key messages about recordkeeping.
General Disposal Authorities (GDAs) provide an authority for the disposal of records which are common across public offices.
The Glossary of Terms is a compilation of legislative, digital continuity, digital preservation and recordkeeping terms.
Addtional Supporting tools have been developed to assist with meeting requirements set under the Public Records Act 2005.
These documents may need to be used when working with Archives New Zealand to complete a Appraisal Report, Disposal Authority or a Records Transfer.
Records Management Standard for the New Zealand Public Sector
The Chief Archivist has issued a new mandatory standard under the Public Records Act. Read more about the new standard here. The new standard will come into force on 1 July 2014, when it will replace the four current mandatory standards listed below. Until then, the current standards will remain in force. A pre-publication version of the new standard is available here.