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Author Archives: Standards

Public Records Amendment Bill 2014 – Current Status

Public Record Office Victoria would like to advise agencies that the Public Records Amendment Bill 2014 lapsed when Parliament was prorogued.  As a result, the Public Records Act 1973 remains unchanged (view the current act here).  The Bill proposed a number of changes to the Public Records Act 1973. These changes included formalisation of a new […]

A new system of government inquiry: what impact on record keeping?

Introduced in September this year, the Inquiries Act 2014 formally establishes three tiers of government inquiry in Victoria. The Act carries new implications for records received and created by inquiries, including a change in the agency responsible for dealing with Cabinet records. Perhaps though, what is most interesting about the regime is that it permits […]

Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies now issued

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce the issue of the new Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies, which was based on the Mobile Technologies and Recordkeeping Issues Paper. The new Policy is available from the PROV website: http://prov.vic.gov.au/government/standards-and-policy/policies/mobile-technologies The use of mobile technology can improve and streamline government processes and also reduce operational costs. From […]

Records management on trial? Justice Legislation Amendment (Discovery, Disclosure and Other Matters) Act 2014

New case management powers in Victoria for discovery and disclosure provide an even stronger case for government agencies to ensure compliance with the standards issued by Public Record Office Victoria.   “The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained […]

PROS 11/01 Storage Standard: Revised Storage Specifications Issued

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce the revision and issue of the Specifications associated with PROS 11/01 Storage Standard. Several key changes to the original Storage Specifications, which were issued in 2011, have been made, including the separation of Agency and APROSS storage requirements into two separate Specifications, and the rearrangement, amalgamation or […]

Request for Feedback: New Draft Guidelines to support implementation of PROS 11/01 Storage Standard

We would like to invite you to review the eight new draft Guidelines developed to assist with the implementation of the Storage Standard (PROS 11/01). Please provide any feedback to standards@prov.vic.gov.au by COB Friday 25 July 2014. Documents are available for download at the following link http://prov.vic.gov.au/government/recordkeeping-standards-project/storage-standard-review and are: PROS 11/01 G5 Shelving Guideline PROS […]

Energy efficiency of cloud computing

At Public Record Office Victoria we are very interested in the energy efficiency of digital recordkeeping as we move into an era when government services will be hosted in the cloud. A new paper by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and North Western University provides some interesting clues about the energy efficiency of digital […]

Many strings to a Record Management professionals’ bow: Records Management Network (RMN) meeting, May 2014

How do I respond to the rising flood of unstructured data in a records management context? What steps should I take to protect my organisation’s records in the event of a disaster? How should I licence my agency’s intellectual property under creative commons? These were some of the key questions explored by a team of […]

Current challenges of recordkeeping

This blog post from Thinking Records explores the challenges of records management in modern organisations. The blog post identifies that the key issue for recordkeepers is the tension between the need for stable records management and the need to keep technology up to date. This need is not an Information Communication Technology demand for the […]

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