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Category Archives: Government Recordkeeping

Many strings to a Record Management professionals’ bow: Records Management Network (RMN) meeting, May 2014

How do I respond to the rising flood of unstructured data in a records management context? What steps should I take to protect my organisation’s records in the event of a disaster? How should I licence my agency’s intellectual property under creative commons? These were some of the key questions explored by a team of […]

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 Privacy Law Reform

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Amendment Act) introduced significant changes to the Privacy Act. These changes commenced on 12 March 2014. The Privacy Amendment Act enhances the protection of privacy in Australia.   For more information please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s privacy law reform page  http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform So how […]

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 […]

Sir Rupert Hamer Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards are now open to government agencies or approved Places of Deposit. The Sir Rupert Hamer Awards are held annually to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector. The Awards are proudly offered through the Public Records Advisory Council and the […]

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 […]

Learning for fun: Massive Open Online Courses

The concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been around since 2008.  Although certain limitations preclude them from fully replacing formal training and education, these courses have significantly expanded over the years.   For example, according to one site, Open Colleges, there are at least 50 of such MOOC sites available that provide free […]

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