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Contact the ARANZ Webmaster to list an event. Disclaimer: Please note that ARANZ takes no responsibility for the non-ARANZ events listed below & in no way should the inclusion of any given event be regarded as an ARANZ endorsement unless this is specifically stated. ARANZ has no association with many of these events & is merely providing a service to information professionals by listing events on this page that come to our attention. The text used in the event notices is usually providedby the event provider & as such should be read with that in mind, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or otherwise of such information.

Workshop on rights in records for children out of home care, 24 February 2017, Auckland

In recent years, there has been increasing discussion in New Zealand and Australia relating to the experiences of children in out of home care, including those in state or other institutional care, and including foster care. Significant issues in many cases have related to the creation and management of, and access to the records relating to those children and the adults that they become.

ARANZ Council, in conjunction with the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law and the Records Continuum Research Group (based at Monash University) is planning to run a one-day workshop to begin a conversation in New Zealand about rights in records for children in out of home care, and people who were in state or other institutional care, including foster care, as children.

The workshop will bring together care leavers, archivists and recordkeepers managing records of care leavers, government information and privacy specialists, lawyers, academics and others with an interest in the area. The intention is to share perspectives, identify key issues and begin to develop a plan to work on the issues raised.

The workshop will be held on Friday 24th February at the University of Auckland from 10am to 4.30pm. There is no charge for attending, and it is open to anyone with an interest in this area, particularly to those who are recorded in these records, and those creating or managing the records. However, numbers are limited due to the format of the workshop. If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, you are warmly invited to email Belinda Battlet at


Archives New Zealand Records and Information Management training 2017

- By Kylie Welch

Archives New Zealand work with external training providers to deliver records and information management training. These providers offer training courses that will build recordkeeping capability. The courses are run around the country on a regular basis.

Courses Archives New Zealand offer:

• Introduction to the Public Records Act 2005 for local government

• Introduction to the Public Records Act 2005

• Recordkeeping Metadata

• Digital Continuity

For information on these and other training opportunities, see the website or contact them:

2017 Public Records Act and Other Training Dates

- By Information Leadership

Courses for 2017 have been scheduled.

Information Leadership is pleased to be able to offer Public Records Act training courses as part of Archives New Zealand's official public record keeping capability programme. Past attendees rate them very highly in terms of knowledge transfer, engaging content and for being highly applicable to real world scenarios.

To see our full range of course dates for 2017 and to register, please see our website.

2017 Metadata and Digital Continuity Courses

- By Davanti Consulting

Davanti Consulting is happy to announce two Archives New Zealand training courses in Metadata and Digital Continuity. The courses are packed full of relevant, current content and align nicely to both the principles and specifics of the Record Management Standard for the Public Sector.

Do you want to influence technology decisions in your organisation?

To talk with confidence with ICT staff inside and outside your organisation?

Would it help your organisation if the staff who choose new systems and services had a clearer view of records management principles?

Both the Metadata and Digital Continuity training courses have a strong emphasis on practical digital records management. They explore the topics through case studies, current best practice and advice grounded in experience. Attendees with ICT backgrounds and no records management experience were very positive about recent course run-throughs.

Records management metadata is a key tool to support many aspects of modern records management – from establishing authenticity, through managing access, to making disposal decisions.

The digital continuity course has recently been revised and updated to add more content to support organisations migrating records between systems, from shared drives to ECMS and from one organisation to another. The course is chock full of case studies and real life examples, so there’s lots to learn and lots of opportunities to practice. Explore the issues, ways to identify risks, and find out practical things you can do to maximise your chances of keeping your digital records accessible for as long as they are required.

Registrations for these courses are made through Auldhouse: Metadata and Digital Contintuity.

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