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Victorian Electronic Records Strategy Case Studies

The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) has produced a series of case studies to be used as a reference guide for innovative electronic recordkeeping practices. The case studies highlight the challenges, processes, technologies and achievements encountered when undertaking electronic recordkeeping projects and digital records transfers within Victorian Government. Small and large scale projects are featured […]

Structured Data

Background For some time, information management practitioners have been challenged by how to manage structured data over the long term.  You may find other blog entries relating to this topic interesting or even informative: If you don’t find these either interesting or informative, go to your favourite search engine enter the terms “structured […]

A VERS project on Information Management

One of the projects that PROV is currently undertaking is a visioning exercise. In this we are considering information management within the VPS in 2017/18. Currently interviews and data are being collected and we expect that the report will be available early next year. In the meantime, you might be interested in the reasoning behind […]

Recordkeeping and the Public Records Act

Often there appears to be confusion about the drivers for keeping records and the role of the Public Records Act (PRAct). A good example of this confusion can be seen in the often repeated statement; “The Public Records Act makes public servants keep records.” Actually, the need for public servants to keep records is not […]

A million here a billion there – another view

Image and Data Magazine (May-June 2012)[1] reports Gartner research identifying that “the most difficult aspect of email management is establishing and enforcing email retention policies…”  The research discusses PST (what’s PST?  Our friends at Wikipedia[2] describe PST Personal Storage Table “an open, proprietary file format used to store messages, calendar events, and other items within […]

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 […]

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, […]

VERS (the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy) – What is it?

Since I keep refering to VERS, its worth reiterating what VERS is.  VERS is the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy. Framework The Welcome page to the VERS website states:[1]. “VERS is a framework of standards, guidance, training, consultancy and implementation projects, which is centred around the goal of reliably and authentically archiving electronic records.” Mission The […]

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