The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) has been developed by Public Record Office Victoria to help Victorian government agencies manage, store and access their electronic records, and to ensure that Victoria’s key electronic information will be identified, preserved and accessible in the future, regardless of how it was created.
Resources for your organisation
Based on partnerships and research, Public Record Office Victoria has developed resources to assist organisations to implement VERS including a Standard for Management of Electronic Records (PROS 99/007).
VERS Standard Renewal
PROV has revised the Standard supporting VERS. Now known as PROS 15/03 Standard for the encapsulation of digital information, the revised Standard can be found here.
Although the new Standard has been released, PROV will not accept records to this Standard until we have developed appropriate compliance and transfer processes. Until then the previous version of the Standard (PROS 99/007 The Management of Electronic Records) is still available for use by agencies.
The VERS Standards page provides further guidance as to which of the two standards agencies should be focusing on.