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Category Archives: Government Recordkeeping

Request for Feedback – Accredited and Non-Accredited Training Retention and Disposal Authorities

The PROV Appraisal and Documentation Team invites stakeholders to review two new draft Retention and Disposal Authorities (RDAs) for records related to Accredited Training functions, and Non-Accredited Training functions. The aim of the RDAs, once they are issued as Standards, is to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified time periods. Please find copies […]

Capture Standard Refresh

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is currently reviewing its Capture Standard and associated products. Current Capture Standard documents can be found here. We’re inviting interested stakeholders to participate in the review. Consultation will take place during November and December 2015 and will likely consist of a survey or interview (approx. one hour), depending on the […]

Report finds systematic recordkeeping failures across Victorian government

Greater emphasis and investment in information management within agencies is critical to avoiding waste and loss of public confidence. Earlier this year Public Record Office Victoria, in conjunction with Landell, completed a review of the compliance of Victorian Government agencies with their records management obligations prescribed by the Public Records Act (1973).   David Brown, […]

What is ‘Moveable Heritage’?

Not for sale! Limits on the international trade of records in Australia Most people in the heritage and archives community understand that Victorian public records are protected from being illegally sold or removed, damaged or destroyed. Unlike a library you cannot simply borrow a public record from our North Melbourne, nor any other, Reading Room! […]

Planning for the worst

Imagine how you’d feel on a Monday morning to go into work and head down to the basement (which is where your records are stored) and it’s turned into a cross between a swimming pool and an open sewer, or, if one night you receive a phone call explaining your office was gutted by fire; including […]

Research into physical record storage within Victorian Government

Since 2013, PROV has conducted a number of surveys to determine the volumes, locations and costs of physical records storage held by Victorian Government agencies and within commercial storage facilities. Although our research is ongoing, there are already some emerging observations we can share. The growth of physical records is not in decline Despite the […]

Strategic Management Standard refresh

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce that version 2.0 of the Strategic Management Standard, for Victorian public servants managing  public records, has now been released. The standard and its supporting documentation incorporates records management strategies into whole of agency plans and integrates them into other core management strategies, policies and major projects.   These […]

Working on the fly? Know your risks

Saving important work notes and photos on your phone may be convenient, but there are risks. Here Alan Kong, Government Services’ Manager of Standards and Policy, explores the new record-keeping superpower – the mobile device. A matter of convenience We all know what it’s like to start drawing a complex diagram on the company white board, […]

Highlights from the May 2015 Records Management Network event

On 22 May Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) held its second Records Management Network (RMN) event for 2015. Featuring presenters from university, government and the private sector, the event attracted over 170 people. Here, PROV’s Andrew Harris profiles two of the presentations featured on the day: 1. Delivering the ‘Wards Record Plan’  Kylie Auld, Manager […]

Privacy by Design: a new approach to privacy in government

What is Privacy by Design? Hold that thought – no, we aren’t talking about a new range of designer-made curtains and blinds! Privacy by Design is in fact a framework first developed by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. Privacy by Design: · advances the view that privacy cannot be assured […]

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