An innovative project to implement the Ashburton District Council's new information management system has been announced as the Information and Records Management Project of the Year at the Association of Local Government Information Managers Awards on Monday night (14 May, 2018).
Titled, 'Mother of all Migrations', the project was undertaken by staff in the Information Management team as part of a process to update the way staff at the Council store records and information.
"We are delighted that the Council has been recognised for this industry award. Those who designed and implemented this project invested a great deal of time and expertise to make the new system a success, which is perhaps the first working solution for a problem councils from all across the country have or continue to encounter," Council Information Systems Manager Gordon Tupper says.
"A key factor in the project's success for the Council was that it considered what other councils had done and the things that had and had not worked for them. The team then developed a solution that would best address those issues, and the Council is now actively using the new system."
The ALGIM Awards recognise and celebrate best practice in GIS and Information and Records Management amongst New Zealand local authorities. They aim to encourage local government staff to be innovative and to grow and be recognised in supporting their organisation and communities of interest.