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Author Archives: Standards

Storage Standard Review: Draft Specifications for Comment

We invite you to review and comment on proposed amendments to the Specifications associated with the PROS 11/01 Storage Standard. We would like the amended Specifications and associated Checklists to be practical and easy to implement, and to achieve that aim your feedback is invaluable. The amendments were made following  review of facilities holding State […]

2014 Privacy Law Reform

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Amendment Act) introduced significant changes to the Privacy Act. These changes commenced on 12 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment Act enhances the protection of privacy in Australia.   For more information please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s privacy law reform page  http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform So how […]

2014 MAY Records Management Network Meeting

The Government Services team at Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) would like to warmly invite you and your fellow record keeping and information management professionals to the next Records Management Network  (RMN) meeting. The event will take place on the 5th May 2014 at Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur Street Melbourne. Presentations will commence at 11:00 […]

Reminder: Hamer Awards Nominations due 11 April

It’s the Awards season, and now that the Golden Globes and Academy Awards have been presented, the next important awards ceremony (the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards) is fast approaching. Did your agency complete a records management project in 2013 that in some way improved the business efficiency and effectiveness within your agency and […]

Learning for fun: Massive Open Online Courses

The concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been around since 2008.  Although certain limitations preclude them from fully replacing formal training and education, these courses have significantly expanded over the years.   For example, according to one site, Open Colleges, there are at least 50 of such MOOC sites available that provide free […]

New Recordkeeping Survey

A key aspect of the work undertaken by Standards and Policy team at PROV is the delivery to our stakeholders of key information about best practice recordkeeping.  To this end, we are reviewing the communication mechanisms that we currently use.  You will find below a short survey that focuses primarily around the channels used to […]

Recordkeeping and the Environment Issues Paper: Now Available for Comment

The Victorian government has a strong focus on building and maintaining a sustainable environment.  The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) strongly supports this ongoing commitment and acknowledges the importance of the move towards achieving environmental sustainability across government. The new Recordkeeping and the Environment Issues Paper assists public offices with identifying and mitigating the environmental […]

Creative Commons and Open Data Presentations

On the 24th October, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) hosted a short event, showcased two well respected speakers, Mr. Neale Hooper and Ms. Pia Waugh. Mr. Neale Hooper is an intellectual property and ICT lawyer who worked for over 20 years in the Queensland Government’s Crown Law Office (in the Department of Justice and Attorney General), […]

Mobile Technologies and Recordkeeping Issues Paper

The emergence of the mobile market is fundamentally changing the way government conducts its business and interacts with the public. This trend is by no means confined to Victoria or Australia. Internationally, governments have harnessed this technology to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of their business processes. The use of mobile technology can improve and […]

Concerns over some Xerox devices for document scanning

Xerox Corporation has posted a warning on their website about an accuracy issue when scanning documents using particular compression levels and resolution settings.   When scanning using the ‘Normal’ quality setting in some Xerox products, the scanned image may be inaccurate. Specifically, digits in numbers may be arbitrarily replaced. Note that this is not an OCR […]

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