University Archives & Recordkeeping provides expertise and advice to staff in support of efficient practice and to enable compliant recordkeeping standards across the University.

We also provide a reference service for staff and the wider community to assist with accessing the University’s historical information resources.

Records Services

Providing support to all areas of the University in fulfilling their records management responsibilities from records creation to disposal.

University Archives

Preserving and providing access to the archival resources that safeguard the history of the University and its past and present related institutions.

News & updates



Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) Annual Report (2017-18) - Use of Private Email Accounts for Business Purposes

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has recently released its latest annual report.  A continuing theme of the Commissioner’s reports is  the misuse of private email accounts to transact official business.



Poor recordkeeping linked to organisational inefficiencies

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has recently released (June 2018) a performance audit report regarding the integration of two Commonwealth agencies.  Of the three recommendations made by the ANAO as a result of its audit, Recommendation 1 states the new integrated agency needs to give priority to addressing its records and information management deficiencies.



Email usage at the UofA - a brief early history

It is not unreasonable to say that the Barr Smith Library was a leading player in advocating for a consistent electronic mailing system across the university sector.


UNESCO World Register

We have been recognised with two inscriptions on the UNESCO 'Memory of the World' Register.

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