Strategies for Documenting Government Business
Date published: June 2003
Revised edition: January 2007
Strategies for Documenting Government Business: The DIRKS Manual is concerned with building more efficient and accountable business practices through the design and encouragement of good recordkeeping. At the heart of the manual is a best practice methodology for the design and implementation of recordkeeping systems (the 'DIRKS' methodology).
Use the information provided below about the contents of this manual to identify the sections most relevant to your needs.
In this manual
Understand the DIRKS Manual and its uses:
» Introducing the DIRKS methodology
Understand how to follow pathways through the manual based on your desired outcomes:
» Doing a DIRKS project to achieve specific outcomes
Obtain comprehensive and detailed information on performing each of the steps in the DIRKS methodology:
» Step by step through the DIRKS methodology
Access templates, case studies and other practical information to obtain general guidance on improving records management practices:
» Tools and tips to improve recordkeeping practices
An overview of DIRKS methodology and manual:
» The DIRKS methodology and manual
Understanding records and recordkeeping systems:
» Records and recordkeeping systems
Starting work on a DIRKS project:
» Commencing a DIRKS project
DIRKS and the State Records Act:
» DIRKS and the State Records Act
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