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Recordkeeping standards & specifications: survey results

Recently we sent out a survey to our stakeholders seeking feedback on: the quality and usability of PROV’s Recordkeeping Standards, Specifications and guidance products how they can be improved how compliance with them can be increased. Thank you to everyone who responded. PROV intends to repeat this survey periodically to check that progress is being made and […]

Case studies in government recordkeeping

Are you interested to learn how Agriculture Victoria adopted an information management tool that allows a single point of contact to access all digital and physical records? Or maybe you’re keen to hear how the City of Casey embarked on an ambitious journey to transform information management across the organisation and move to paper independence?  […]

PLEASE NOTE: Upcoming Dec/Jan closures

Researchers please be aware of upcoming closures in the lead up to Christmas and New Year.  Victorian Archives Centre The Reading Room will close at 12pm Friday 9 December 2016 and re-open Monday 12 December.  The Reading Room will close for Christmas and New Year from 12pm Friday 23 December 2016 until 10am Tuesday 3 January.  Cafe […]

Celebrating 60 Years since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

On the 22nd of November 1956, Melbourne began its two week run as host city of the Olympic Games. It was the first time the Games were held in the Southern Hemisphere and the first in which all athletes walked the closing ceremony together.  Public Record Office Victoria holds many fantastic records from the 1956 Games […]

Request for Feedback – RDA for Records of Emergency Services Sector Function

The PROV Appraisal and Documentation Team invites stakeholders to review a new draft Retention and Disposal Authority for records of the Emergency Services Sector Function. The aim of the RDA, once issued as a Standard, is to specify records required as State Archives and to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified periods. […]

Finish Writing Your Book with Hazel Edwards

In conjunction with Public Record Office Victoria, Hazel Edwards is offering a year long non-fiction Master Class with the aim of participants completing their books by December 2017. Due to the ongoing popularity of Hazel’s ‘Writing a Non Boring Family History’ workshops and talks at the Victorian Archives Centre, there have been requests for longer […]

Local history projects honoured at the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards

A book about the history of Mechanics’ Institutes of Victoria has been awarded top prize at this years’ Victorian Community History Awards at a ceremony held at the Arts Centre today. Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria have historically been meeting places for adult education, entertainment and the arts. The book These Walls Speak Volumes: A History […]

New Standard Setting and Organisational Performance Monitoring Functions RDA

A new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) is now available, PROS 16/06 RDA for Records of the Standard Setting and Organisational Performance Monitoring Functions.  Agencies are encouraged to consider this new RDA for use as it may partially or fully eliminate the need for your agency to develop an agency or function specific RDA, reducing […]

Unboxing the rules of storing public records with commercial providers

Where public records are no longer being actively used and managed, Victorian Government agencies may decide to store them in a commercial storage facility. Agencies can only store records with commercial storage providers which qualify as an Approved Public Record Office Storage Supplier (APROSS). The APROSS programme is managed by Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) […]

Try our new website and search

A new PROV website beta.prov.vic.gov.au is now available to provide you with a faster search experience and simpler navigation options, making finding what you’re looking for a lot easier. You’ll also be able to search directly through topic pages making our most popular collections much easier to access. The new website features include: Searchable topic pages for our most popular collections A handy list of common […]

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