Current Work Items

ADRI collaborates in the development of practical strategies to enable the creation, preservation and access to born-digital and digitised records.   A number of projects are currently underway, these include:

Improving digital transfer

Project Managers: David Brown (PROV)

This project involves identifying opportunities to improve digital transfer from agencies to archives.

The project will identify opportunities to improve the digital transfer process that could be addressed by subsequent ADRI projects, and document the process, techniques, and tools used by jurisdictions in carrying out a digital transfer.


Machine learning applications for archives

Project Managers Tatiana Antsoupova (NAA)

The project will:

  • frame a research agenda for machine learning application for archival management;
  • facilitate sharing practical experiences and provide an avenue for exchange of knowledge between archival authorities, and
  • identify possible joint projects if applicable.

Recordkeeping metadata property reference set (Implementation guidance for AS/NZS 5478:2015 recordkeeping metadata property reference set (RMPRS))

Project Manager: Eric Swain (NAA)

CAARA members have agreed to adopt AS/NZS 5478:2015. This project will develop standardized text and implementation guidance to be used by CAARA members to support agency adoption of AS/NZS 5478:2015

Stage 1: standard text for publication to all ADRI member websites was approved by CAARA in October 2016 and ADRI members have all been asked to update their websites.

Stage 2: development of a data model was discussed with ADRI in February and will be finalised shortly.

Stage 3: development of minimum metadata sets is due for completion in July 2017, but is behind schedule. A draft has been prepared by NAA which will shortly be shared with the working group then all ADRI members.