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The Representing Records in VEOs Guideline is for technical developers building systems and tools to construct VEOs, and for agency record managers or system administrators creating VEOs for transfer to PROV. It describes how to construct VEOs so that they provide accurate and authentic representations of records from record systems. It outlines the criteria used by PROV when assessing VEOs for authenticity, a process known as archival assessment. Archival assessment is a component of the PROV VEO validation program.

This guideline supplements the technical requirements for VEO creation outlines in PROS 19/05 S4 Constructing VEOs and PROS 19/05 S5 Adding Metadata Packages to VEOs.

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples