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Author Archives: PRO_Vic

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 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 […]

From Mos to Mullets: now showing at the Victorian Archives Centre

Your hair is your own. At the same time, hair forms part of our shared experiences as diverse communities. When brought under the gaze of others, hair becomes a marker of identity, gender and culture. In archival photography, hair also functions as a kind of visual time stamp. Wondering when a photo was taken? Well, […]

The next RMN to be held mid October

The next Records Management Network forum will be held at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne on the 14th October 2016. This RMN program will feature some of the distinguished Sir Rupert Hamer Award public offices including Department of Education and Training, Agriculture Victoria and Wannon Water. Please RSVP by clicking on […]

Updated Capture Standard and Specification Released

In December 2015, Public Record Office Victoria commenced a review of the Capture Standard suite of documents.  Following consultation with voluntary stakeholders, we developed a staged approach for reviewing the documents.  As a result of the first stage, we’re pleased to release the updated PROS 11/07 Capture Standard and PROS 11/07 S3 Capture Specification. The revised documents […]

Discover new stories of Victoria’s bushrangers at the Old Treasury Building

If you thought you knew all about Victoria’s bushrangers, think again. There’s far more to it than the story of Ned Kelly. Were they Colonial ‘Robin Hoods’ or murderous thugs? From the 19th of September, a new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building will reveal the long history of bushranging in Victoria, with some new […]

What do you think of our Standards and Specifications for government?

Some years ago, archives and records management professionals from across the Victorian public sector worked with PROV to develop a set of Standards and Specifications. These were then established by the Keeper of Public Records, Justine Heazlewood, as mandatory Standards under the Public Record Act (Vic) 1973. Since then PROV has been progressively reviewing the […]

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