The AGLS Metadata Standard provides a set of metadata properties and associated usage guidelines to improve the visibility, manageability and interoperability of online information and services. It is published as Australian Standard AS 5044-2010.
Archiving Web Resources: Guidelines for Keeping Records of Web-based Activity in the Commonwealth Government (PDF 160KB)
This document provides Australian Government agencies with a set of guidelines for keeping records of web-based activity. The purpose of the guidelines is to help Australian Government agencies determine and implement appropriate strategies for creating, capturing, managing and retaining records of web-based activity for as long as they are required.
AusGOAL provides support to government and other sectors to enable open access to publicly funded information.
Fedlink provides a secure and trusted communications solution between Government agencies
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is the federal regulatory agency for freedom of information and the main source of this function is the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). This page links to details about freedom of information, reviews and complaints, resources for agencies that cover publications (including links to state and territory law agencies), decisions and Information Publication Scheme.
General records authorities (GRAs) set out requirements for keeping, destroying or transferring records of business common to many agencies. The National Archives prepares and issues these authorities.This page has links to the current set of General records authorities.
Attorney-General's Department's index page providing general information on copyright in Australia. Also provides information on key legislation and other related websites.
Members of the public or organisations who want to use Australian Government copyright material need permission from the agency that published it. Each agency is now responsible for managing copyright for material it produces. Commonwealth Copyright Administration (CCA) within the Attorney-General’s Department has been disbanded.
The National Archives promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Australian Government records in its care.
This report provides information about recordkeeping policies and practices that can be used in APS agencies to improve recordkeeping. This report is directed to a general APS audience, because all APS employees have some recordkeeping responsibilities.
The National Archives of Australia offers records management training. Click on a course for cost and contact information. The Training Calendar link within the course description provides details of upcoming course dates and venue locations.
An information and records management framework sets out a long-term vision and strategy for managing your agency's information and records. It should be based on an understanding of the business requirements and risks and the requirements for records management in the Australian Government.
Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. Learn about IP and how it applies to you and your business.
The Web Guide brings together Australian Government guidance for website management, making it easier for Australian Government agencies to be aware of their legal and policy obligations; and to find policies, guidance and examples of better practice. Information includes links to mandatory requirements.