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Category Archives: Digital Records

Stories of WW1 soldier settlers come to life

One of Victoria’s most important military collections is now available to the public for the first time online, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Special Minister of State, Shaun Leane, unveiled an important new website for historical and family research today. Battle to Farm enables the public access to nearly 10,000 government records on the Victorian Soldier Settlement […]

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy Case Studies

The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) has produced a series of case studies to be used as a reference guide for innovative electronic recordkeeping practices. The case studies highlight the challenges, processes, technologies and achievements encountered when undertaking electronic recordkeeping projects and digital records transfers within Victorian Government. Small and large scale projects are featured […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

Hamer Awards: Part Six: Small Agency Category

  The purpose of this category is to encourage and support records management excellence in agencies that have up to 500 employees. We would like to congratulate Agriculture Victoria Services on winning the award for their project ‘AVS Technology Transfer Management System Implementation’. This project was conceived in 2010 by AVS, in response to concerns […]

Copyright reform and archives

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a discussion paper on Copyright reform. It is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/copyright-and-digital-economy-dp-79 This discussion paper makes concrete recommendations as to how Australian copyright law should be reformed.  In this blog post we describe how the changes proposed are likely to affect the services delivered by archives. Copyright primarily affects two […]

Copyright reform and government agencies

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper on Copyright reform. It is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/copyright-and-digital-economy-dp-79 This discussion paper makes concrete recommendations as to how Copyright should be reformed. In this blog post we describe how the changes proposed are intended to affect recordkeeping in government agencies. All government exceptions for the use of […]

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