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Victorian Archives Centre public opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(excl. public holidays)
The second and last Saturday of every month

We will be closing the Reading Room at 1:00pm on Fri 19 Dec, reopening Mon 22nd at 10:00 am

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Leading Edge

VERS is addressing the problem of long term preservation by applying internationally accepted standard technologies and concepts, including:

  • XML (eXtensible Markup Language) -the recognised standard in system interoperability and data exchange.
  • Encapsulation – metadata and document content are wrapped up together into a single object.
  • Extensible schema – providing ability for the standard schema to be extended through the inclusion of new components.
  • Digital Signatures – to provide evidence of authenticity and integrity for each record, while retaining the possibility of changing the records in a controlled manner.
  • Multiple document content – each record can contain multiple documents that together form a record.
  • Relationships – relationships can be described to link individual records together to form a contextual narrative.
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