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History Week – Victorian Community History Award Winners 2014

Public Record Office Victoria announce the 2014 Victorian Community History Award winners 20 October, 2014 As part of History Week celebrations, Public Record Office Victoria today honours the winners of the 2014 Victorian Community History Awards. The annual Awards, funded by the Victorian government, and coordinated by the Public Record Office of Victoria recognise the […]

A Peak Inside Sister Saunders’ Scrapbook!

A Treasure Trove of memories from the Royal Children’s Hospital Recently, while digging through the archives I discovered a series of records within our health related records that took my interest.  The series is a real treasure trove and it includes Sister Dorothy Saunders’ scrapbook full of papers, trinkets and memorabilia. It offers us a […]

Recipients of Victorian Local History grants, digitising the past for the future

Brighton Southern Cross Newspaper 1914-1918 What it takes to win! Local History Grant recipients in profile The Bayside Library Service and Stonnington History Centre were both awarded Local History Grants in 2013-2014 to digitise newspapers for publishing through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s online newspaper database. The National Library of Australia undertakes paid newspaper […]

Labour Day Closures

The Victorian Archives Centre and Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Rooms will be closed for Labour Day on Monday 10 March Reopening on Tuesday 11 March at 10am.  

Sir Rupert Hamer Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards are now open to government agencies or approved Places of Deposit. The Sir Rupert Hamer Awards are held annually to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector. The Awards are proudly offered through the Public Records Advisory Council and the […]

PROV Highly Commended at Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards

The hard work and dedication of Public Record Office Victoria’s staff and volunteers was recognised at the Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards last night. The Awards, held at the State Library of Victoria, recognise the outstanding achievements of Victorian Government arts agencies and cover a wide range of categories from excellence in public programs through to […]

Information Management Maturity Measure Tool – IM3

In November 2013, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) proudly launched the Information Management Maturity Measurement Tool – IM3. The tool is designed for users to assess their agency or organisation’s level of Information Maturity (IM). Since its launch the tool has been very well received and attracted a great deal of positive feedback. Users have […]

Reviewing Our Collection

As part of its routine collection management program, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is reviewing its collection of physical records held at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne. We will be looking at our existing collection to ensure that we are retaining only those records of permanent value to the State and people of […]

Transforming our online engagement

Imagine, one day in the not too distant future: you visit the PROV home page to undertake your research, or to find recordkeeping policy advice on a particular topic.  Instead of being presented with a screen full of links that direct you down a multitude of rabbit holes you see a simple, Google-like search box. […]

Christmas – New Year Closures:

Our reading rooms will be closed over the Christmas – New Year break on the following dates: Victorian Archives Centre closes COB Tuesday 24 December and reopens Thursday 2 January 2014 Ballarat Archives Centre closes COB Tuesday 24 December and reopens Monday 6 January 2014 Geelong Heritage Centre closes 1.00pm Tuesday 24 December 2013 and […]

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