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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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VERS Renewal Draft now released for comments

We have shrunk the revised VERS Standard and Specifications to be less than 40 pages, and we are now asking for comments on the draft. The focus of the revision is to: Make the Standard simpler (and hence easier to understand and cheaper and easier to construct VERS objects) Making the Standard more suitable for […]

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 […]

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