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Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.
The records date from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid 1830s right through to today and include information relating to areas of activity managed or regulated by government such as the administration of justice, immigration, health and welfare, land, education, Indigenous communities, planning, transport, and resource management.
The purpose of this category is to encourage and support the preservation of records of significance to the local community and the state. We would like to congratulate Loddon Shire Council on winning the Community Archives Category 1 for their project ‘Digitisation of the East Loddon “Soldiers Medals & Memorial Register 1915-1920” to enable [...]Read More
The Australian Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper on Copyright reform. It is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/copyright-and-digital-economy-dp-79 This discussion paper makes concrete recommendations as to how Copyright should be reformed. In this blog post we describe how the changes proposed are intended to affect recordkeeping in government agencies. All government exceptions for the use of [...]Read More
The purpose of this category is to highlight efforts to preserve and make accessible records of a high and ongoing value to the people and State of Victoria. We would like to congratulate Land Victoria on winning the category ‘Most Valuable Transfer to PROV’ for their transfer of Crown Grants, Titles and Leases. The [...]Read More