Last updated:

March 9, 2023

What is VERS?

The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy is about ensuring the creation, capture and preservation of authentic, complete and meaningful digital records by the Victorian public sector.

View our 2018-2021 Strategy and Action Log.


Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) Standard

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Superseded. Now replaced by recordkeeping standards

Digital transition

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Moving away from hardcopy records management and adopting digital processes

Digital records transfer step-by-step

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How to transfer digital records to PROV

VEO creation

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

PROV VEO creation products

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PROV-issued tools and code for creating and validating VERS encapsulated objects (VEOs)

Commercial VEO creation products

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Commercial products that meet the requirements of PROS 99/007 or PROS 19/05

Information for vendors

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Creating commercial products that meet the requirements of PROS 99/007 or PROS 19/05

Digital archive program

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Increasing the value and use of Victoria’s digital and digitised records: a VERS initiative

Email appraisal, disposal and preservation project

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Developing solutions for managing Government Lotus Notes emails: a VERS initiative

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