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We will be closing the Reading Room at 1:30pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Wiki Warriors: a virtual tool to make our Collection items more accessible

In the course of my work, I come across a great deal of interesting, curious or downright bizarre material that I would love to share with everyone. Some items are easily identifiable in our catalogue whilst others remain invisible despite our best efforts.  It is a problem that applies especially to material embedded within a […]

The King vs. Bruin and Morris – Homosexuality in 1920s Melbourne

The 22nd Melbourne Queer Film Festival (15th-25th  of March) is a great reminder of some of the unique records to be found at PROV that relate to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) Victorians. One example, from the Criminal Trial Briefs series, contains a brief (VPRS 30 / Consignment P0 / Unit 1877 / […]

A million here and a billion there – recordkeeping in the digital age

Everett Dirksen (if you are asking who, check out the ever useful Wikipedia[1]) might have said “A million here, a billion there and pretty soon your talking real records.”   You might want to look at a new book by James Gleick – The Flood. The flood of information humanity is now exposed to, presents […]

Twelve months on from the Victorian floods

In early 2011, Rochester Historical Society, Charlton Golden Grains Museum and Skipton Historical Society were all affected by floods. Public Record Office Victoria provided assistance through volunteering in Charlton to help clean up and salvage objects, organising freeze-drying of flood-affected items at Steamatic and maintaining an online database of flood-affected organisations which was accessed by […]

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