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Episode 008:  October 2009

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Spotlight on: Government 2.0 Taskforce with Adrian Cunningham & John McDonald (41 mins).

In this podcast Julie McLeod discusses the Australian Government’s new Government 2.0 Taskforce which was officially launched on 22 June 2009 by Lindsay Tanner, Minister for Finance and Deregulation, and chaired by Nicholas Gruen. 

Adrian Cunningham, Director, Strategic Relations and Personal Records at the National Archives of Australia, explains the background to Government 2.0 and the taskforce remit in the wider context of open government, citizen engagement and the use/reuse of public sector information.

John McDonald adds his own personal perspective on the initiative based on his experience from a career at the National Archives of Canada, where he was responsible for the management of records across the Government at a time when electronic records management challenges were being addressed.

The discussion covers some of the records management/recordkeeping implications posed by the use of Web 2.0 technologies. Both Adrian and John are members of Northumbria’s AC+erm project Expert Panel.
Adrian Cunningham, National Archives of Australia & John McDonald, Consultant, Canada
Julie McLeod, Northumbria University