J Eddis Linton Awards Presentations 2009

Introduced in 2000 and named after one of the RMAA’s founding fathers, the J Eddis Linton Awards are now in their tenth year.  They were introduced to provide recognition of excellence in records and information management and are presented in three fields being most outstanding student, most outstanding individual and most outstanding group.

Most Outstanding Group


  • EDRMS Project Team, Energex, Queensland
  • Aqua Project Team, Water Corporation, Western Australia
  • Records Management Team, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, South Australia

Winner – Aqua Project Team, Water Corporation, WA

Trissa Dent accepted WA Water Corporation's award

The Water Corporation recently completed the successful deployment of an Electronic Records and Document Management (aquaDOC) to 3,112 users distributed throughout Western Australia. Integral to this deployment was compliance with the State Records Act 2000 and strengthening the foundations and understanding of the Corporate Recordkeeping Plan.   The deployment of aquaDOC to a diverse audience throughout the State was a significant challenge .  A core component of the project was to address the cultural change required by the business to successfully achieve the desired state of the corporation’s vision for enterprise electronic document management solution.

The project required a balance between delivering the main objective of document management cloaked in best practice records management. A hardcopy corporate file management culture existed however; staff were not familiar with associating electronic document creation and control with existing hardcopy records management practices.  The end result of the project saw a single repository for all corporate information attached to corporate files with appropriate retention and disposal created.  151 Local Users Experts were indentified and trained to support document management practices and aquaDOC currently holds 2.4 million records.

Outstanding Individual Award


  • John Sim
  • Judith Ellis
  • Tania Hughes
  • Michael Vale
  • Rhonda Marchant

Winner – Judith Ellis

Judith Ellis - 2009 Linton 'Individual' winner

In her thirty year career Judith Ellis has made an outstanding contribution to records and information management, not only in Australia but also internationally.   Judith has edited, written and contributed to many books and articles and is a sought after presenter.  In her role as a consultant, she has provided a full range of information and knowledge management services to an extensive range of industries in the public, private and non-profit sectors.    She has taught courses and subjects at Monash, Deakin and RMIT Universities and has had course advisory roles at Monash, Canberra and RMIT.  She has also chaired the Advisory Board for the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash.   This is just the tip of an impressive list of achievements that make Judith a worthy recipient of this year’s award.

Outstanding Student Award

No nominations received

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