STORS: Government Agency Guidelines
Lodge your agency's major electronic publications on STORS. For example:
- Annual reports
- Publications about your agency's core business or major products and services
- Public notices or municipal orders
- Reports that add to or change your agency's policies or procedures
- Publications that include significant new information or original research
Do NOT lodge:
- Procedural guidelines and factsheets
- Advertising leaflets and brochures
Manage these as part of your agency's records management process and according to Records Retention and Disposal Schedules.
By lodging their publications, agencies comply with:
- The Libraries Act 1984 - preserving electronic publications
- The Archives Act 1983 - keeping records
All Tasmanian Government agencies can register for STORS. This includes:
- Local councils
- Statutory authorities
- Government business enterprises
Email email@example.com to request a login for your agency.
Multiple staff can use the login, but it is your responsibility to coordinate the lodging of documents. This helps:
- avoid unnecessary duplication
- allows you to manage your agency's documents internally
For detailed instructions, see the quick user guide.
If a work is published in both digital and hard copy format only a digital copy is required to be deposited unless the hard copy is different in layout or content.
Access for people with a disability
- The Tasmanian whole-of-government policy aims to remove barriers for people with disability
- The policy promotes providing information in accessible formats including Easy Read versions of State Government publications
Email the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Community Development Division firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Linking to STORS documents from websites and other publications
STORS provides a long-term access point for documents. Please link to the STORS URL from your website.
STORS provides a long-term access point for documents. Lodge the document first and then you can use this link from your website. For documents with complex internal linkages, please email email@example.com for advice.
You need to choose the type of public access when using STORS. The two choices are:
- Open access. Documents are freely available to view, save or print
- Restricted or view only. These can only be accessed via dedicated computers in the History Room at 91 Murray Street, Hobart
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other restrictions.
Each Agency must have a contact person for STORS issues. This may be:
- the STORS administrator, or
- the person responsible for publishing or information management
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