Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Systems design

Information and records management ensures the creation, usability, maintenance, and sustainability of the information and records needed for business operations. It also ensures business operations meet government and community expectations.

By appraising business activities, organisations define their key information requirements. Appraisal is used to design and embed information and records management into business processes and systems.

Taking a planned approach to information and records management means:

- considering all operating environments

- ensuring that all service and systems arrangements consider the creation and management of information and records to support business.


Best practice guidance for systems design is listed in the link on the right. 

All guidance is accessed through the Resources and Guides link under Useful Information. 

See the Implementation Guide for guidance mapped to the principles of the standard.