Kathryn Chambers

Business Partner Team Leader, Records Services, CSIRO

Kathryn leads the CSIRO Records Services Business Partner team who partner with Researchers and Business Units in a strategic consultancy capacity to support management of information and records in an electronic environment. This requires collaboration with CSIRO Researchers and Business Units to understand their business workflows, document management and record keeping requirements in a variety of environments including Sharepoint, Outlook, Fileshares and TRIM.

Kathryn has worked in the field of records and information management since 1995, in Commonwealth government, Local Government and the private sector in SA and NSW. Kathryn's various records and information management roles have included the development of recordkeeping policies and procedures; information architecture and governance for sharepoint sites and intranets, development, implementation and training of new EDRMs; design and implementation of business classification schemes; developing retention and disposal schedules, along with day to day records management functions.

Kathryn has also coordinated many multi-media entertainment events fusing art, music and technology. She has travelled widely throughout Australia and Asia; and has lived in England and Ireland.

Session Details

Monday 22nd May: 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Maintaining our Recordkeeping Currency in a Technologically Evolving World


In a world where information is increasingly managed in e-systems, what is the value of today’s Records manager to an organisation? 

Are records management practices based on paper records paradigms still relevant? CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency. 

In CSIRO, Records management has evolved from paper based ,centralised recordkeeping to 3 teams offering specialised services in an electronic environment. The CSIRO Records Services Business Partner team are focussing on the process of how and where information is generated and not just the records at the end of a process. 

How are we doing this?

Topic: Soft Skills - helping you as a professional, particularly in managing change, Technology - best practices and innovation Enterprise Content Management

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