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A blueprint for Sarawak’s records Ross Latham State Archivist Manager, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office +61 6165 5579

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1 A blueprint for Sarawak’s records Ross Latham State Archivist Manager, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

2 Sarawak One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Situated on the northwest of the island, bordering the state of Sabah to the northeast, Indonesia to the south, and surrounding Brunei. The administrative capital is Kuching, which has a population of 700,000. Other major cities include Miri (pop. 350,000), Sibu (pop. 257,000) and Bintulu (pop. 200,000). As of the last census (2010), the state population was 2,420,009.

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5 Pustaka Negeri Sarawak: The Sarawak State Library VISION To be the reservoir and fountain of information and knowledge to the State. MISSION To provide access to information resources and to preserve Sarawak`s intellectual heritage for the people of Sarawak THE PHILOSOPHY "A knowledge and information-based society needs a forum for intellectual exchange among its people, a centre of enlightenment where minds can meet and interact ideas, and access to information, knowledge, technologies and cultures available beyond the superficial boundaries imposed by geography."

6 Pustaka Negeri Sarawak: The Sarawak State Library THE CONCEPT Sarawak State Library was conceived as a major information resource centre and the hub of information services for the public and private sectors. It links with libraries, archives and information centres elsewhere in Sarawak and Malaysia. It will also provide a gateway into and from publicly accessible international information centres. Its complex serves as a community centre of knowledge and culture of enlightenment, where Malaysians in Sarawak can not only access a vast stores of information, in the form of both printed and electronic media, but also gather for educational and cultural exchanges, and participation in programmes regularly conducted in many other activities

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8 121 staff employed as follows Library Services Sector:21 staff Depository Services Sector:35 staff Corporate Sector:28 staff ICT Sector:10 staff Pustaka Miri:27 staff

9 My traveling companions Mr Alan Ventress Former Mitchell Librarian Former Director, State Records Authority New South Wales Dr David Jones Formerly of the State Library of New South Wales Advisor, consultant to the business case, design and construction of Sarawak State Library building

10 Our brief Present at a forum on 12 August 2014 Each steer a working group over 13/14 August 2014 Subsequently advise on the development of “A Blueprint for Sarawak’s Records” My presentation explored the LINC Tasmania journey in the integration of the archives and libraries functions and the most critical issues we face. My working group addressed records issues both physical and digital. My working group adressed records issues both physical and digital and Libraries in Tasmania

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