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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The progress of the Port of Melbourne

The series VPRS 8360 contains a slide display of many images on the progress of Port of Melbourne in the second half of the 19th and in the early 20th century. With the rapid growth of Melbourne and the poor state of the port, merchants pushed to develop a better port where ships could dock […]

Fun with Dick and Jane readers

If you went through the Victorian Public School system between 1930s and 1970s the words Dick and Jane or “See Spot Run” may conjure up sentimental feelings. Children learning to read for the first time became familiar with the main characters in the Dick and Jane readers: children Dick and Jane, Baby Sally, Spot the […]

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