Tools and tips - DIRKS Manual
The tools and tips take the form of case studies, examples, templates, reports and checklists. This advice is for guidance only - all recommendations provided can be adapted to suit particular projects or to help achieve specific outcomes.
Sources of tools and tips
A number of the tools and tips in the manual have been provided by public offices that have undertaken DIRKS related records management initiatives. State Records is grateful to these organisations for their willingness to make this documentation publicly available. If you use some of the information in this section that is attributed to a particular person or organisation, State Records asks that you please acknowledge this person or organisation in the documentation you produce.
It is important to note that some examples provided within the manual are fictitious, created to illustrate a particular point, or to represent amalgamations of different stories.
Contributing to DIRKS tools and tips
Please note that this page will evolve as State Records becomes aware of more tools and guidance that will assist public office recordkeeping. If you have a case study, template or other tool that you would like to add to this page, please contact Government Recordkeeping, (02) 8247 8627 or email email@example.com.
Note that State Records reserves the right to refuse to post information on this page that they believe is not in the spirit of this manual or the DIRKS methodology.
List of tools and tips
|For tools and tips on…||go to…|
|understanding recordkeeping systems|
|understanding the DIRKS methodology|
|understanding what you can achieve with DIRKS|
|using DIRKS to improve compliance with the State Records Act|
|developing a business case for a records management project|
|obtaining support for records management initiatives|
|initiating change management|
|determining the feasibility of your planned project|
|analysing recordkeeping risks|
|developing a management plan for a recordkeeping project|
|sample documentation in the DIRKS manual|