Steve Stuckey joined Australian Archives (the national archives in Australia) in July 1973 after having received an Honours degree in History and Political Science. He worked in the regional office of the Archives in Sydney until mid-1988 when he transferred to the headquarters in Canberra, the national capital. He is currently Assistant Director-General, Government Services - a Branch responsible for records management strategies and policies, disposal, intellectual control, and storage and preservation - including co-ordinating electronic records policies into the mainstream archival work of the organization. His experience with archives and records covers the broad range of services to Government agencies and the public. From the late 1970s he became involved with the computer material arising from the on- and off-shore exploration for oil and gas in Australia. This collection comprises well over 600,000 tapes (analogue and digital, in many formats) and the associated support data (in those days, paper metadata). Through this experience he developed a personal interest in the challenges presented by electronic records (which are distinct from data sets such as the on- and off-shore exploration tapes) He has been involved from the outset with establishing the Australian Archives' approaches and strategies to electronic records, including their embracing a distributed custody / management approach. From 1993 to 1997 he was a member of the ICA Committee on Electronic Records, under the tutelage of John McDonald.
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16 June 1997