I am not the only one to be warning of the need for disaster planning. New Zealand Chief Archivist Greg Goulding's latest report on the state of government record keeping warns the country's public offices to "have plans to prepare for and manage the effects of natural disasters on their records and information."
Archives New Zealand is committed to assisting in the rescue and recovery of public records in Canterbury," Mr. Goulding said.
Mr. Goulding has experience with disasters. "The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 have shown the impact that natural disasters can have on New Zealand. Although natural disasters have significant and visible effects, disasters can occur in many forms. Information from Archives New Zealand's annual government recordkeeping survey indicates that many public offices are not as prepared as they should be to manage the effects of disasters on their records and information.
You can read more in an article in the idm.net.au web site at http://goo.gl/ZKeCK and the full report is available at http://goo.gl/TqSYQ.
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