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Supporting the Victorian Government with best-practice records management.

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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New Higher Education RDA

About the new RDA PROV has released a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to authorise disposal of records created and held by Victorian higher and further education institutions which are subject to the Public Records Act 1973. This includes the universities (University of Melbourne, Monash, La Trobe, Deakin) dual sector universities (Swinburne, Victoria, RMIT and […]

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PROVisualizer: an interactive archival data visualisation tool

Public Record Office Victoria’s PROVisualizer tool, as far as we know, is the first interactive archival data visualisation tool in Australia. It is a handy tool to get a sense of the kinds of public records PROV holds. You can search by keyword or by government function and then click through to see the series within […]

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Recordkeeping standards & specifications: survey results

Recently we sent out a survey to our stakeholders seeking feedback on: the quality and usability of PROV’s Recordkeeping Standards, Specifications and guidance products how they can be improved how compliance with them can be increased. Thank you to everyone who responded. PROV intends to repeat this survey periodically to check that progress is being made and […]

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