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Format for Electronic Records

The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy specifies a standard format for the management of electronic records known as PROS 15/03. The latest standard was published in June 2015. The PROS 15/03 format for electronic records:

  • is generic but extensible, to work in conjunction with existing recordkeeping and business practices
  • ensures that all records are stored in a documented format, to enable viewing of records in the future, regardless of the system that created them
  • specifies ways and forms in which to capture and encapsulate information about records to ensure that they will be understood in context in the future
  • details a method for securing records so that any changes are detectable

Digital information that is not stored in an appropriate format, system or repository may become unusable. VERS prescribes a method to ensure that digital information will remain:

  • Locatable or discoverable
  • Viewable, readable or interpretable
  • Modifiable or reusable
  • Able to be published
  • Reliable as evidence
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