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The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards were established in 1998 as an initiative of the Public Records Advisory Council, to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector.
The Awards Ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian Government agencies that truly reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value.
2018 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards
On Thursday 3 May, Public Record Office Victoria and the Public Records Advisory Council presented the 2018 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards in a special evening ceremony at Queens Hall, Parliament House. Congratulations to all the winners! Case studies on the winning projects will be added shortly. See our Flickr album for more photographs from the night and read Sven Bluemmel, Victorian Information Commissioner's keynote speech here.
Cardinia Shire Council investigated and then successfully implemented an automated mail processing system, utilising artificial intelligence to reduce costs and improve service, while still remaining compliant with PROV standards.
The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) initiated a project to transform into a ‘digital by default’ office, proving that auditors can audit and transact successfully and compliantly using electronic means. By replacing ‘wet’ signatures with digital versions they eliminated significant costs, reduced likelihood of error and saved 70kms of paper being used!
Demonstrating an innovative approach to improving user engagement and service standards, this project focused on enhancing and making better use of existing technology rather than deploying new tools. This approach achieved significant improvements within a narrow budget.
An early adoption of the revised “VERS 3” Standard, this project involved combining existing permanent born digital records with previously digitised records and a collaboration with PROV to test and develop processes, tools and guidance material, which would in turn assist all agencies with future transfers.