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July 10, 2019

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) has hosted a number of Records Management Network (RMN) forum events.

Below is a breakdown of presentations delivered at past RMN forums.

 

RMN recap: 17 May 2019

RMN presentation by: Mary Ann Rosenthal from the City of Whittlesea on 17 May 2019.

Summary of presentation: Mary Ann, a Team Leader for Information Management, shares a case study about how the City of Whittlesea has tailored and implemented SharePoint to meet the Council's recordkeeping needs.

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RMN presentation by: Esther Carey and Karuna Bhodey from the National Archives of Australia on 17 May 2019.

Summary of presentation: Esther and Karuna talked about the Commonwealth information management experience of transitioning to digital continuity 2020 and beyond.

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RMN presentation by: Jacqueline Borrett from Parks Victoria on 17 May 2019.

Summary of presentation: Jacqueline spoke about gaining internal support and buy-in for records management by detailing some of the ways she's gained support within Parks Victoria.

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RMN presentation by: Ally Watson and Kat Dartnell from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) on 17 May 2019.

Summary of the presentation: Ally and Kat spoke about the NCIS, which is the world's first national database of information on deaths reported to a coroner. They talked about how the NCIS came to be, and the power of the data to save lives.

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RMN recap: 13 November 2018

RMN presentation by: Juliette Cox, Director, Knowledge, Privacy and Records at Department of Education and Training on 13 November 2018.

Summary of presentation: Juliette spoke about the various projects underway as part of their Records Reform Program.

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RMN presentation by: Michaela Hart, Senior Archivist at Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on 13 November 2019.

Summary of presentation: Michaela explains how DHHS have been responding to the recordkeeping recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse.

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RMN presentation by: Alison McNulty, Senior Manager Standards and Policy at Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) on 13 November 2018.

Summary of presentation: Alison outlines what PROV is doing to address the Royal Commission Final Report recommendations and provide advice to agencies. 

See our Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse topic page for further information and read the presentation below. 

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RMN recap: 17 October 2018

RMN presentation by: Owen O'Neill, Digital Archive Program Manager at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Owen offered an overview of the changes underway to the back end architecture of PROV's digital archive.

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RMN presentation by: Elise Bradshaw, Acting Coordinator of Digital Transfer and Documentation at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Elise offered step-by-step instructions for digital records transfers.

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RMN presentation by: Vanessa Lavars, Assessment and Policy Senior Analyst at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Vanessa provided an update on the work currently underway to update the recordkeeping online training.

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RMN presentation by: Peter Francis, Manager of Standards and Policy at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Peter introduced a new project to review the PROV recordkeeping Standards and Specifications.

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RMN presentation by: Ruth Braakhuis, Policy and Legislative Senior Officer at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Ruth presented on the current review of the Public Records Act 1973.

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RMN presentation by: Peter Francis, Manager of Standards and Policy at Public Record Office Victoria on 17 October 2018.

Summary of presentation: Peter offered a sneak peek at the new Recordkeeping Assessment Tool (RKAT) under development.

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RMN recap: 30 May 2018

RMN presentation by: Ruth Edge, Corporate Information Team Leader at Cardinia Shire on 30 May 2018.

Summary of presentation: Ruth took the audience through Cardinia’s journey towards end-to-end digital recordkeeping.

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RMN presentation by: Joanne Boyd, Archives and Records Manager at Supreme Court of Victoria on 30 May 2018.

Summary of presentation: Joanne provided an insight into the considerations in moving to digital recordkeeping and the introduction of digital technologies into the courtroom and the backroom.

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Other presentations delivered at the 30 May 2018 RMN forum included:

  • For the record, presented by Deborah Glass at the Ombudsman, which outlined the role that public records play in enabling proper investigation, and where incomplete, unreliable or missing records can frustrate them.
  • Service Victoria - how government is changing work to meet the digital age, presented by Helen Anstis, Executive Director Corporate at Service Victoria, which set out the agile and paperless philosophy that has guided the establishment and management of this new agency.
  • One Corporate Records Manager. 7000 staff. Five campuses, presented by Alan Kong, Manager Corporate Records at Western Health, which addressed some of the challenges in building relationships across a large distributed organisation and getting buy-in for key initiatives.

RMN recap: 15 November 2017

RMN presentation by: Amber Evangelista, Curator at the Victoria Police Museum on 15 November 2017.

Summary of Presentation: Amber provided a detailed the history of women in policing in Victoria. Victoria Police and the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) share custodianship of a vast array of records created by Victoria Police from the 1850s onwards. Recently, records held at PROV provided a surprising insight into the history of women in policing, and led to some unexpected discoveries. These records are now on loan to Victoria Police Museum for the exhibition Agents of Change: Celebrating 100 years of women in policing.

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RMN presentation by: Pauline Diano, Program Director for the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Digital Strategy on 15 November 2017.

Summary of presentation: Pauline's presentation focused on the work she has done digitising the processes around records management (as part of a larger digitisation strategy).

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Other presentations delivered at the 30 May 2018 RMN forum included:

  • Blockchain, presented by David Israel, Diretor of Educational Innovation and Commercial Development at the University of Melbourne.

RMN recap: 19 May 2017

RMN presentation by: Kara Krusche, Manager of Information and Records and Patti Thyssen, Information and Records Advisor at Department of Justice and Regulation on 19 May 2017.

Summary of presentation: Kara and Patti presented about the Records for Better Business Program—a department-wide strategy to improve recordkeeping capabilities.

Watch a short Q&A with the presenter below.

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RMN presentation by: Frank Golding, former ward of the state (Victoria), author, historian and life member of CLAN (Care Leavers Australasia Network) on 19 May 2017.

Summary of presentation: Frank presented on the importance of records to children in care.

Watch a short Q&A with the presenter below.

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RMN presentation by: Sjoukje Vaartjes, Registrar Life Sciences at Melbourne Zoo on 19 May 2017.

Summary of presentation: Sjoukje presented on the challenges of recordkeeping at zoos and the recent development of a global recordkeeping system at Melbourne Zoo. 

Watch a short Q&A with the presenter below.

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Other presentations delivered at the RMN forum included:

  • Improving the management of public records: a question of leadership, presented by Victorian Auditor-General Andrew Greaves which discussed the findings of the Managing Public Sector Records report.
  • Transitioning Government to digital records management, presented by Kate Steinfort from the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Enterprise Solutions Branch.

 

RMN recap: 14 October 2016

RMN presentation by: Richard Vines, Agriculture Victoria on 14 October 2016.

Summary of presentation: What are the challenges of integrating varying approaches to records and knowledge management, from the perspective of a client
facing business unit?  Richard explains how the new Knowledge Curation Tool makes available disparate and legacy data. 

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RMN presentation by: Juliette Cox, Department of Education and Training on 14 October 2016.

Summary of presentation: Juliette presented the outcomes of the eduGate Extension Project.

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RMN presentation by: Alison Toohey and Jacinta Jubb at Wannon Water on 14 October 2016.

Summary of presentation: Alison and Jacinta explained how Wannon Water created a single point of 'truth' for their massive plans database. They discussed how they created a new searchable library database and prioritised metadata fields for plan registration.

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RMN recap: 6 May 2016

RMN presentation by: Sally Curtain, Tim Brown and Sheena Frost at City of Casey on 6 May 2016.

Summary of presentation: This presentation delivered by Sally, Tim and Sheena outlined how the largest municipality in Victoria transformed their information management regime from predominately paper-based to digital. 

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RMN presentation by: Linda Tolson at Monash Health on 6 May 2016.

Summary of presentation: Linda described how Monash Health has been able to create better information management efficiencies. As the largest health provider in the state, Monash Health manages a vast array of records covering patients, clinical health, and business administration, including significant quantities of contracts and student practitioner records. Recordkeeping issues and challenges were identified, with the aim to have 70% of electronic documents stored in their EDRMS. This involved a TRIM and network drive migration, file mapping and sweeping out the DIRT – documents which were Duplicates, Irrelevant, Redundant and/or Trivial.

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RMN presentation by: Daniel Warren-Smith, Iron Mountain on 6 May 2016.

Summary of presentation: Daniel presented the company’s three main scanning solutions are pre-process, post-process, and legacy conversion. From here, five ‘lessons’ from digitisation with examples were shared with the audience. 

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RMN presentation by: Lyn Morgan at Transport Accident Commission (TAC) on 6 May 2016.

Summary of presentation: Lyn highlighted how the TAC audited their information management practices, and overcame barriers to eventually implement an electronic document and records management system.

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RMN presentation by: Michelle Tolliday at the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) on 6 May 2016.

Summary of presentation: Michelle describes the 2009 Economic Development and Infrastructure (EDIC) Parliamentary Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data and the subsequent 2015 VAGO report Access to Public Sector Information.

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RMN recap: 30 October 2015

RMN presentation by: Andrew Waugh, Digital Records Technical Specialist at Public Record Office Victoria on 30 October 2015.

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RMN presentation by: Howard Quenault, Senior Manager Government Recordkeeping at Public Record Office Victoria on 30 October 2015.

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RMN presentation by: Peter Francis, Assessment & Policy Senior Analyst at Public Record Office Victoria on 30 October 2015.

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RMN recap: 22 May 2015

RMN presentation by: Dr Gillian Oliver, Director Master of Information Studies Programme at Victoria University on 22 May 2015.

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RMN presentation by: Tim O’Grady, Records Services Manager at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation on 22 May 2015.

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RMN presentation by: Kylie Auld, Manager Records Management and Chris Hofmann, Principal Project Manager at the Department of Health and Human Services on 22 May 2015.

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RMN presentation by: James Price, Managing Director at Experience Matters on 22 May 2015.

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Other presentations delivered at the RMN forum included:

  • Privacy and Data Protection in Victoria: What it means for Records Managers, presented by Jacinta Thomson, Assistant Commissioner, Stakeholder Engagement at Office of he Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection.

RMN recap: 19 March 2015

RMN presentation by: Andrew Waugh, Digital Records Technical Specialist at Public Record Office Victoria on 19 March 2015.

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RMN presentation by: Peter Francis, Assessment & Policy Senior Analyst at Public Record Office Victoria on 19 March 2015.

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RMN recap: 5 May 2014

RMN presentation by: Richard Vinciullo, Manager, Government IP Policy at Department of Treasury and Finance on 5 May 2014.

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RMN presentation by: Anita Parer and Paul Cooper, Consultants at SMS Management and Technology on 5 May 2014.

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RMN presentation by: Carolyn Olive, Secretary at Charlton Golden Grains Museum on 5 May 2014.

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