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Category Archives: Government Recordkeeping

New Standard Setting and Organisational Performance Monitoring Functions RDA

A new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) is now available, PROS 16/06 RDA for Records of the Standard Setting and Organisational Performance Monitoring Functions.  Agencies are encouraged to consider this new RDA for use as it may partially or fully eliminate the need for your agency to develop an agency or function specific RDA, reducing […]

Unboxing the rules of storing public records with commercial providers

Where public records are no longer being actively used and managed, Victorian Government agencies may decide to store them in a commercial storage facility. Agencies can only store records with commercial storage providers which qualify as an Approved Public Record Office Storage Supplier (APROSS). The APROSS programme is managed by Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) […]

The next RMN to be held mid October

The next Records Management Network forum will be held at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne on the 14th October 2016. This RMN program will feature some of the distinguished Sir Rupert Hamer Award public offices including Department of Education and Training, Agriculture Victoria and Wannon Water. Please RSVP by clicking on […]

Updated Capture Standard and Specification Released

In December 2015, Public Record Office Victoria commenced a review of the Capture Standard suite of documents.  Following consultation with voluntary stakeholders, we developed a staged approach for reviewing the documents.  As a result of the first stage, we’re pleased to release the updated PROS 11/07 Capture Standard and PROS 11/07 S3 Capture Specification. The revised documents […]

What do you think of our Standards and Specifications for government?

Some years ago, archives and records management professionals from across the Victorian public sector worked with PROV to develop a set of Standards and Specifications. These were then established by the Keeper of Public Records, Justine Heazlewood, as mandatory Standards under the Public Record Act (Vic) 1973. Since then PROV has been progressively reviewing the […]

What to do with credit card data

Government organisations manage a range of payment applications for the general public. What’s the best way to manage the data created via these financial transactions? Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) advises agencies not to retain credit card details on any records once the transaction has been completed[1]. Credit card details should be located on the […]

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 […]

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