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Category Archives: Government Recordkeeping

May Records Management Network event wrap-up

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) hosted the latest installment of the Records Management Network (RMN) on Friday 6th May 2016. The event featured presentations from across Victorian Government and the private sector, focusing on records management innovations and improvements, predominately in the digital sphere. From the City of Casey, Sally Curtain, Tim Brown and Sheena Frost […]

Updated RDA for Records of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

PROV has recently developed a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to cover records created by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). VCAT began operations on 1 July 1998, amalgamating 15 boards and tribunals to deal with a range of civil and administrative disputes. VCAT members have a broad range of skills and qualifications […]

Crossing State Borders : Archives Sharing & Reusing Disposal Authorities

Recently Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) was tasked with developing new Retention and Disposal Authorities (RDAs) to provide coverage for legacy Victorian gas and electricity agency records. PROV identified that State Records NSW had already produced two general authorities (GA40 Provision of Energy Transmission and Distribution Network Services and GA37 Retailing of Energy and Associated […]

IM3: Your Free Information Management Diagnostic Tool

How does your organisation measure up? Government Information Management (IM) professionals manage information in an increasingly complex business environment. With competing priorities and limited budget, senior management need evidence that IM projects will produce measurable benefits. So, how do you begin to build a business case that strategically aligns with your organisation’s priorities? Today’s public […]

Proposed changes to copyright laws that affect archives and libraries

In December 2015, the Federal Department for Communications and the Arts released an Exposure Draft of an amending Bill to the Copyright Act 1968. The proposed changes would have particular implications for management and use of copyright material by archives and libraries. The consultation period upon the Exposure Draft closes on 12 February 2016. Guiding […]

Operations Management Standard Refresh

Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce that version 2.0 of the Operations Management Standard has now been released. The Operations Management Standard is about managing and directing records management practices, systems and processes within an agency.   These versions introduce mostly minor amendments and improvements to the Operations Management Standard suite of documents. […]

Request for Feedback – Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

PROV invites stakeholders to review a new draft Retention and Disposal Authority for records of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The aim of the RDA, once issued as a Standard, is to specify records required as State Archives and to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified periods. […]

Introducing the latest IM3 tool

Public Record Office Victoria has just released the latest version of IM3 (v.1.5). What is the IM3? Public Record Office Victoria developed the Information Management Maturity Measurement Tool (IM3) in 2013. Made up of a questionnaire and support documents, IM3 helps measure compliance with whole of Victorian Government Information Management (IM) standards and assess an […]

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 […]

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