Records Toolkit

Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

Pages tagged 'Digital transfer'

Case study: First end-to-end born-digital transfer

In 2016 Archives New Zealand opened the doors to digital transfers with the release of two factsheets outlining the interim operating model and explaining digital transfer readiness characteristics.  The Civil Aviation Authority expressed interest in testing mutual capabilities in a transfer pilot. This case study overviews this first end-to-end born-digital transfer from a...


Checksums are a tool which allows a "chain of custody" to be established between those who create, preserve, and access digital information and records.

Digital transfer initiation - characteristics

Archives New Zealand (Archives) has developed methods for processing digital information and records into the Government Digital Archive and making them accessible through Archway, Archives’ archival management system.

Digital transfer initiation – readiness assessment

Archives New Zealand (Archives) has developed tools and methods for organisations to use for the transfer initiation stage.

Digital transfer overview

Archives New Zealand takes a modular and iterative approach to guidance development as our tools and methods continue to evolve.

New Guidance Release

 It has been three months, since we released the new look Information and records management standard and Implementation guide.  In that time, we have been busy receiving nominations for Executive Sponsors and developing new, refreshed and reviewed guidance. 

New and updated digital transfer guidance

Following completion of the first end-to-end born-digital transfer in August 2017, Archives New Zealand has updated existing guidance and released new material.