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Nov 28, 2022

Archives New Zealand Services Worst in Decades, Say Experts

From an article by André Chumko and published in the Stuff.co.nz web site:

Archives NZ is in its worst state in decades, those who use its services say, but the minister responsible for the national archive disagrees, saying the current arrangement is working “really well”.

Last week the Government’s record-keeping authority removed public access to its widely used online collections search tool – which had only been live since February – due to a potential privacy and security breach, after restricted files became visible.

Late on Tuesday Archives reinstated access to the search tool, with chief archivist Anahera Morehu saying she was satisfied there was no breach.

“These issues are not what we anticipated, or expected, from a new system when it was introduced. Collections search will continue to be monitored closely … and we’re prepared to quickly respond to any potential future issues,” Morehu said.

You can read the full article at: https://tinyurl.com/hbff494z.

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