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3 May 2019 - 4:54pm

Public officers from various departments have been trained in Records and Information Management to assist with the backend data processes of the Labour and Immigration Work Permit Prototype-Online System Pilot.

Chief Records Management Officer of the Archives and Records Management Unit, Mr. Christopher Varlack said the training was conducted by e-Government Consultant, Dr. Terence Frater and his team of Januvation Solutions and coincided with Records and Information Management (RIM) Month observed in April.

Mr. Varlack added, “Now that the training has concluded, public officers from various agencies comprising the working and implementation groups will work to streamline the records management component of the Labour and Immigration Work Permit Prototype-Online System Pilot project.”

Also as part of Records and Information Management Month activities, the Archives and Records Management Unit provided guidance and support for the scanning of historical financial information to the Ministry of Finance.

This was done by providing book-scanning equipment and support for the digitisation of older, bound budget books dating from the early 1980’s without the need to disassemble the materials. This method provided an efficient scanning option to the ministry to create a fully digital and searchable library of historical budget data.

Records and Information Management month was introduced 24 years ago by the Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA) International to promote greater awareness and recognition of practitioners and the RIM profession.  It was also developed to encourage good record keeping and to emphasise the importance of information governance and information management.

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Photo of book-scanning equipment in support of the Ministry of Finance digitisation of older, bound budget books to form fully digital and historical budget data.

Author

Andra Phillip

Department of Information and Public Relations
Email:  aphillip@gov.vg

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