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Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
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We will be closing the Reading Room at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

Monthly Archives: May, 2012

June Records Management Forum meeting

The next Records Management Forum meeting is coming up fast! Meeting Topic: “Records Management Marketing and Communications: Maintaining Momentum after an EDRMS Rollout”. Speakers from Monash University, City of Melbourne and Department of Treasury and Finance. Event details are below: Date: Tuesday 19th June Time: 11am to 12.30pm. Location: The Department of Justice, Level 21 […]

VERS Presentation for Information Awareness Month

The end of Information Awareness Month is approaching fast and do we have a treat in store for you!  A presentation outlining the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) developed by the Keeper herself can now be downloaded for your viewing pleasure! Download the VERS Refresh Presentation here The VERS Refresh presentation provides a summary of […]

Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room re-opens 28 May

The Ballarat Archives Centre will return to it’s regular operating hours as of Monday 28 May.  Visitors can visit the reading Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30pm-4.30pm. Public Record Office Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused during the closure period. Visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/research to kick start your research today.

2011 NARA Records Management Self Assessment

For three years, the US National Archives and RecordsAdministration have been polling  US agencies to assess the records management programs in the federal government. The 2011 report is available here: http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/resources/self-assessment-2011.pdf The key findings were: most agencies do not have adequate controls for major activities of their records management programs; many records management staff have insufficient […]

Why ICT Projects Fail

In November 2011 the Ombudsman (withVAGO) published a Report entitled “Own motion investigation into ICT-enabled projects[1]”  In summary five headline themes were identified that cause or significantly contribute to ICT project failure:  These were project: leadership, accountability and governance planning funding probity and procurement management. The Ombudsman’s  Report provides agencies with one set of key […]

Digitisation Podcast and Fact Sheet for Information Awareness Month

We’re mid-way through Information Awareness Month and have another treat for you to enjoy! PROV have issued a new Fact Sheet to answer your frequently asked questions about Digitisation and help with navigation to the relevant documents on our Website.  And, as if that wasn’t enough to make you race to your scanner, PROV have […]

Temporary closure of Ballarat Archives Centre

Due to the need to undertake urgent unscheduled maintenance it is necessary for us to close the Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room.  This closure will commence with immediate effect and is currently expected to follow through to Tuesday 22 May 2012. An update on the situation will be issued no later than Wednesday 23 May […]

Records Management Network Meeting – Tuesday 29 May 2012

The upcoming Records Management Network (RMN) meeting will focus on Recordkeeping and Freedom of Information. Guest Speakers include Mr Des Pearson, Victorian  Auditor-General and Mr John Taylor, Deputy Ombudsman of Victoria. To preview the full line up, download the Flyer. If you would like to attend this RMN session, please RSVP by Wednesday 23 May […]

Information Awareness Month 2012 Disposal Poster

Information Awareness Month is upon us again already! For your Records Management enjoyment, PROV have produced an interactive Poster on Disposal. The poster contains several key messages about disposal, such as ‘use good disposal practice’ and  ‘do not dispose of records without authorisation’. Clicking on the photograph images in the poster will send you to […]

Accelerating positive change in electronic records management

  Archives and Manuscripts (the Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists) Vol 39 No2 Nov 2011, edited by PROV’s own Sebastian Gurciullo has an interesting article by Julie McLead, Sue Childs and Rachel Hardiman – Accelerating positive change in electronic records management: headline findings from a major research project (pp65-93).   Though it’s UK orientated, […]

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