The PROV Digital Archive was developed for Victorian Government to manage, preserve, and enable online access to permanent value VEOs. The access component to the PROV Digital Archive also provides user access to the physical collection at PROV.
The PROV Digital Archive also includes a digital repository facility. The digital repository is a storage system which houses digital objects – particularly born-electronic records (created as word processing documents, spreadsheets, emails, databases, websites etc) and digitised copies of physical records in the form of VEOs. A primary repository is maintained at PROV and an off-site secondary repository provides backup and disaster recovery capabilities.
The Digital Archive has been operational for record transfers and for online access since August 2005, and was officially launched at PROV on 13 December 2005.