September 2015

Strategic Management Standard Refresh

Version 2.0 announced
Public Record Office Victoria is pleased to announce that version 2.0 of the Strategic Management Standard for Victorian public servants managing records has now been released. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation process.

Please click here to read more information and to access the Strategic Management Standard documents.

Working on the fly?

Know the risks
Saving important work and photos on your phone may be convenient, but there are risks.

In PS News last year, Government Services Manager of Standard and Policy, Alan Kong, explored the new record-keeping superpower - the mobile device. As internet and mobile security continues to dominate headlines, we thought it timely for a reminder.

Here, Alan outlines three steps to mitigate risk surrounding the 'Bring Your Own Device' environment, and also presents the SIC acronym - Security, Integrity and Control.


Research into physical record storage within Victorian Government

PROV investigates
Since 2013, PROV has conducted a number of surveys to determine the volumes, locations and storage costs of physical government records storage held by Victorian Government agencies and within commercial facilities.

Although our research is ongoing, there are already some emerging observations we can share.


Joint PROV / NAA publication wins award

walata tyamateetj wins archive publication award
walata tyamateetj (meaning to carry knowledge), a guide to Victorian Government records about Aboriginal people, was awarded a Mander Jones Award for best finding aid to an archival collection at the recent Australian Society of Archivists annual conference.

This publication is a joint initiative by Public Record Office Victoria and the National Archives of Australia. It includes information about Victoria's Koorie history through a comprehensive listing of records which can be accessed both in hard copy and electronic formats.

Copies of the guide can be downloaded, or a free hard copy ordered, here.


Archival snapshot

One hundred years of history at Bendigo
The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre holds a treasure trove of regional history amongst its collection of Council plans and maps.

The Bendigo Council's Plans and Maps Collection is extensive, covering a wide variety of topics spanning the 1870s to 1970s.

Here, Archives Officer Dr Michele Matthews takes us through some of her favourite items from the collection.



More news from the PROV website

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Last word...

New digital records available online
Victorian Female Prison Registers from 1855-1934 are now available to view on the PROV website.

More than 7000 women are included amongst the records which took volunteers 12 months to digitise.

Read more about some of the notorious criminals to be found in the collection via ABC Online OR Search through the catalogue yourself and have a look!


What's on?

September and October 2015
Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Transporting Art Exhibition

Now showing

Sunday to Friday 10am-4pm
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street
School Days Exhibition

Now Showing

Saturday 12 September 10am-4.30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Saturday 26 September 10am-4.30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Saturday 26 September 11am
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street
Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday 10 October 10am-4.30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Friday 23 October 11am
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street
Behind the Scenes Tour

Saturday 31 October 10am-4.30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening
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