Last updated:

May 23, 2019

Please note:

PROV is currently reviewing our VERS Standards and Certification program so some of the information on this page may soon change. We will keep you up to date on the changes as they are developed.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


VERS Version 3 Standard

The structure and technical requirements for creating Version 3 VERS Encapsulated Objects (VEOs), also known as neoVEOs, are formally specified in PROS 15/03 Standard for the encapsulation of digital information and its three specifications. See VEO creation for further information.

Standard for the encapsulation of digital information PROS 15/03 Constructing VERS Encapsulated Objects Specification PROS 15/03 S1 Adding Metadata to VEOs Specification PROS 15/03 S2 Long Term Preservation Formats Specification PROS 15/03 S3



When should I use this standard?

You should use this standard:

  • if you do not have the records in a system with a Version 2 compliant VEO creation module. See VERS compliant products for a list of current approved systems.
  • you need to create the VEOs manually using PROV’s neoVEO App. PROV will provide the application once agencies commence an approved digital transfer project. See Digital records transfer step-by-step for further information about the transfer process.


VEO creation

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What are VERS encapsulated objects (VEOs) and how to create them?

Digital records transfer step-by-step

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How to transfer digital records to PROV