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 – how to prepare

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

File formats for digital transfers – what you need to know

As you know Archives New Zealand is now accepting digital transfers.

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. 

The Importance of Checksums

In the light of the recent interest in checksums, here is a revised version of the blog originally published last year.

Who holds the keys to your Content Management System?

Archives New Zealand released the first version of its Digital Transfer Readiness Characteristics guidance in October 2016.

Digital preservation at Archives New Zealand: the tools

Archives New Zealand’s tools for digital preservation come from a variety of sources and where possible are open-source and/or community driven, proven, and best-of-breed.

Checksums and a digital transfer case study - new guidance released

Did you know that the beautiful marbling on the edges of index and register books, like the one pictured, has a purpose?

File Format Migration – Considerations before you begin

Currently, Archives New Zealand openly accepts and encourages the transfer of all kinds of files, formats, and information; we do not prescribe one file format over another, nor do we require any particular type!

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.

Digital transfer work and guidance refresh

As you know Archives New Zealand is now accepting digital transfers.