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Public Record Office Victoria provides the Victorian Government with best practice records management, including advice, standards, policies and disposal authorities. Our Government Services team is tasked with the important role of selecting and transferring the right records into Victoria’s archival collection.

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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 […]

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5. 7 Year Myth

The Seven Year Myth

Seven years is the ‘magic figure’ often bandied about when it comes to how long records must be kept by government. However, minimum periods for retention of public records actually vary and are determined by law and Public Record Office Victoria. There are a lot mistruths associated with the seven year mark. The myths It’s […]

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Emails are the Smoking Gun

Emails are the smoking gun of record keeping

Despite the amount of time we spend each day reading and sending emails, by some estimates around 28 per cent of our day, we allocate little of that time contemplating how we should manage them. Here the Public Records Office’s Alan Kong, Manager Standard and Policy, shares three facts all Victorian Government staff should remember when […]

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