Last updated:

September 4, 2019

About our policies

PROV's recordkeeping policies provide direction for Victorian public offices on implementing effective records management practices.

Please note: It is expected that these policies will be reviewed and updated over the 2019-2021 period.

Recordkeeping policies

The Appraisal Statement specifies in summary the records of government administration required for permanent retention as State Archives.

It is designed to:

  • Support consistent and transparent appraisal by Victorian government
  • Assist government agencies to undertake appraisal
  • Communicate our collecting objectives to our stakeholders
  • Describe in summary the types of records we will preserve as Archives for future discovery and use.

Government agencies undertaking appraisal will be expected to address the statement’s permanent record characteristics in the development of disposal authorities submitted for the approval of the Keeper of Public Records.

The Use of Back-up Technology to Archive Issues Paper was designed to clarify the risks and responsibilities of using back-up technology to archive data in Victorian government.

The Issues Paper was used to develop the Recordkeeping Policy: Use of Back-up Technology to Archive which provides principles for making decisions and implementing actions relating to this.

The Cloud Computing Issues Paper was designed to explore recordkeeping implications of cloud computing.

The Issues Paper was used to develop the Cloud Computing Policy which provides suggestions for making decisions about cloud computing services.

Additionally, two guidelines are available to assist with implementation of requirements found in the Cloud Computing Policy.

Guideline 1: Cloud Computing Decision Making

Guideline 2: Cloud Computing: Tools

The Mobile Technologies and Recordkeeping Issues Paper was designed to explore the information management implications of moving to various types of mobile technologies in the workplace.

The Issues Paper was used to develop the Recordkeeping Policy: Mobile Technologies which provides principles for making decisions about the use of mobile technologies for recordkeeping across Victorian government.

The Recordkeeping and the Environment Issues Paper provides observations and recommendations relating to the environmental impacts of recordkeeping.

The Recordkeeping Implications for Social Media Issues Paper was designed to discuss social media recordkeeping and what Victorian government should be considering in regards to these types of records.

The Issues Paper was used to develop the Social Media Policy which provides principles for making decisions about capturing social media records.