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Category Archives: Digital Records

Regional Rail Link preserves Footscray railway’s station heritage

Works to conserve and restore historic buildings at Footscray railway station, as part of the Regional Rail Link project, are now complete. “Restoration of the station’s heritage-listed buildings has been undertaken in a way that ensures the significant architectural features of each building remain true to the period during which they were originally constructed,” Regional Rail […]

Discover North Melbourne 1855-1905

Digitised North Melbourne rate books for 1855-1905 are now available through our online catalogue. In the nineteenth century, North Melbourne was known as the Hotham Ward of the City of Melbourne. Melbourne’s stockyards and meat markets were centered around this area and evidence of this activity survives to this day in features such as the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Structured Data

Background For some time, information management practitioners have been challenged by how to manage structured data over the long term.  You may find other blog entries relating to this topic interesting or even informative: http://prov.vic.gov.au/blog-only/structured-data-options-for-capturing-structured-data-in-a-long-term-format http://prov.vic.gov.au/blog-only/structured-data-what-portion-of-the-data-within-a-structured-data-source-should-be-preserved If you don’t find these either interesting or informative, go to your favourite search engine enter the terms “structured […]

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 […]

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