The Digital Continuity Action Plan is a world first initiative which will prevent important public records being lost and ensure today’s information is available tomorrow. Today most public information is created digitally, but the continuity of that digital information over time has become a real concern. To address this concern the plan has been developed as an all of public sector programme to assist and support agencies overcome issues with storing, accessing, using and reusing the digital information they produce.
Archives New Zealand will lead the implementation of the plan, along with our lead partner agencies, to provide support, advice and leadership on digital continuity issues. Archives New Zealand is mandated under the Public Records Act 2005 to support the public sector to better manage its recordkeeping and in turn ensure the accountability of government. The Plan is designed to support this responsibility and provide a platform for public sector agencies to act in a coordinated way to manage their digital information efficiently. The aim of the plan is to ensure that public sector resources are used more efficiently through collaboration by sharing ideas, expertise, and systems and by minimising duplication.
What is digital continuity? What’s in the plan? Who is covered? What do I need to do? See the introductory brochure and Digital Continuity Action Plan – Questions and Answers for further information.
To view the Digital Continuity Action Plan Digital Continuity Action Plan or download the Digital Continuity Action Plan
The Hon. Minister Nathan Guy's media statement announcing the launch of the Digital Continuity Action Plan.
Digital Continuity Action Plan – Questions and Answers
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