Retention and disposal authorities in XML

Why XML?

State Records Authority of NSW is working to unlock the information contained within retention and disposal authorities. For agencies, this will mean simpler and richer importing into, and linkages with, their own systems. For State Records NSW, it will mean improved control and a broader perspective of disposal decisions across government. XML is ideal for this purpose because it structures the information inside documents.

Authority Editor

Authority Editor is an application created by State Records NSW to simplify the task of editing retention and disposal authorities in XML. If you prefer to use a different tool you may, but please ensure that your XML is compliant with State Records NSW's schema (available here).

To get started with Authority Editor:

Step 1. read the guide (pdf)

Download Getting Started guide

Step 2. download and install (Windows)

Mac/ Linux users download source here

Download Windows installer