New Digital System in Papua New Guinea

Here is some news coming out of Papua New Guinea regarding a new records management system:

Issues over land rights happen quite frequently throughout the Pacific Islands. In Papua New Guinea


the Department of Lands and Physical Planning along with the Australian software firm, Technology One, are implementing the Land Enhancement and Application Project. This project will allow appropriate staff and officers  to scan and attach documents electronically to land records.

John Ofoi, acting secretary for the Department of Lands and Physical Planning, states, “We are trying to shift away from the ongoing criticisms of the department’s inability to find records immediately.”

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About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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