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Monthly Archives: November, 2011

PROV Recordkeeping Standards – Issue of remaining Standards and Specifications

The remaining PROV recordkeeping Standards and Specifications, along with a new Guideline, three new Fact Sheets and six new Forms, are now available on the Public Record Office Victoria website. We hope that you find these documents to be clear, relevant and practical. Please click on the links below to view the documents. PROV would […]

Interior Design in the Collection

An interesting article published in The Age on 23 November 2011 discussed how a group called Melbourne Heritage Action believes a series of building interiors within Melbourne should merit heritage protection. This group’s activities appear to have been spurred on by a recent decision by the Melbourne City Council to extend heritage protection to the […]

Christmas wishes to lift the spirits of our Diggers

This Christmas card was produced by the State Savings Bank of Victoria and is one in a series of Christmas cards in this collection. This card pictured is quite special and unique as it was made to send to the bank officers who had went off to fight in World War One. The Christmas card is quite […]

Christmas 1989 with the National Boys Choir

Christmas is just around the corner so I thought I would show you this record from 1989. We have a series of records which include an application to Arts Victoria, from the National Boys Choir Inc. for consideration for financial assistance towards their Christmas Concert in 1991. Included in the file is the program for […]

Tell us what you think about your experience at PROV.

Here at Public Record Office Victoria we have a strong commitment to building an inclusive and cohesive community and with the New Year almost upon us, we want to provide you with the best experience when you visit us at our sites or online in 2012. We’re in the process of developing a new plan […]

Shaping Up! Issue 29

Please click on the link below to access the latest issue of “Shaping Up!”, the newsletter of PROV’s Recordkeeping Standards. <http://bit.ly/u6FVSB> Inside this issue: – Recordkeeping Standards Project officially closes – Helen Versey launches the Capture, Control and Access Standards – Introduction to Standards and Policy Team – Progress update “Shaping Up!” is published monthly […]

Transporting the ‘big map’

We have items in the PROV Collection that pose considerable challenges in housing, storing, moving or providing access.  Our Repository/Collection Management staff are able to deal with these challenges by utilising our training or past experience in storage/space management, shelving/container design and records retrieval processes.  An array of lifting and other equipment backed up with […]

Collection Management from the inside

Welcome to the first posting of the PROV Collection Management blog.  It is envisaged that this blog will focus exclusively on the PROV Collection as seen by Charlie Farrugia the PROV Senior Collections Advisor. Specifically, I hope to produce a range of interesting, occasionally quirky but above all, informative postings about the records in our […]

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