The Government Records Service (GRS) manages government records and
provides a full range of records and archival management services.
The GRS develops and oversees the implementation of
the government records management system. It operates two Records Centres
as central repositories for storage of inactive government records. In
light of the growing demand for electronic records management, a new office
was established in October 2003 in support of new government initiatives
and practices in this area.
The GRS also contributes to the protection of Hong
Kong's archival heritage through proper preservation and conservation
of government archival holdings. Its microfilm centre, being an ISO 9001:2000
certified unit, provides microfilm services for government agencies to
an international standard.
In maintaining one of the largest local sources of
information for historical and other studies relating to Hong Kong, the
GRS appraises and acquires records of enduring value from government and
private sources and makes them available for public access through its
Central Preservation Library for Government Publications and online services.
A wealth of archival records is kept, including government publications,
reports, newspapers, printed materials and monographs on Hong Kong. Members
of the public may visit the purpose-built Hong Kong Public Records Building
in Kwun Tong or use the online service at http://www.grs.gov.hk.