On Thursday 19 May Keeper of Public Records Justine Heazlewood and President of the Public Records Advisory Council Peter Harmsworth presented the 2011 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards.
The awards, now in their 13th year, recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector, and seek to highlight the importance of good recordkeeping in ensuring the effective accountability of governments and the efficient operation of public administration in the state of Victoria.
Small agency category winner
- Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission for the management and transfers of royal commission digital records.
Medium agency category winner
- Land Victoria for their project to archive the historical documents of Land Victoria.
Large agency category winner
- Northern Health for their semi-electronic scanned medical record system.
Regional agency category winner
- Greater Shepparton City Council for their Digital Consent Model, which has improved recordkeeping practice within their EDMS.
Community archives category – preservation of records of significance
- Mount Alexander Shire Council for the digitisation of Shire of Maldon minute books 1858–1995.
Community archives category – providing enhanced records access
- Colac and District Historical Society for their collaboration with Duke University to transcribe, index and digitise the first Court of Petty Sessions Register for Colac 1849–1865
- Knox Historical Society for the digitisation and indexing of photo collections of local primary schools, secondary schools and kindergartens.
Stay tuned for details about the winning projects.