August 2018

Transfers & RDA Projects in 2018-2019

Looking ahead to a busy 2018-19 we are pleased to be working with a number of agencies on record transfers and new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) development projects.

We're also excited for the expected completion of our new Digital Archive Program, an initiative of the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy, in 2019.

As a result of this work, our capacity to take on new project work will be reduced until April 2019. If you are planning transfers or RDA's during this time please refer to our website for further information here.

Email machine assisted appraisal

Proof of concept summary report

Emails are a vital part of doing business. In government, emails also provide evidence essential for accountability and need to be preserved as public records into the future. In the course of their work, public sector employees can generate hundreds of thousands of emails.

The Lotus Notes Proof of Concept project was developed in conjunction with CenITex to make the Lotus Notes email stores more accessible and better managed.

Further information regarding this project and summary report can be found here

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS)

New topic page

We have updated our website with more information and guidance around VERS.

The webpage aims to be an introduction to VERS, providing navigation paths into the requirements for digital recordkeeping and preservation.

For more information, visit the page here.

New RDA: Public Transport Ticketing

PROS 18/04

A new Retention and Disposal Authority relating to Public Transport Ticketing is now available.

PROS 18/04 covers records documenting Free Weekend Travel Applications.

PROS 18/04 can be downloaded here.


Viewing our document library in Chrome

Troubleshooting the inbuilt viewer

Is content missing from a PDF selected from our recordkeeping document library (Standards, Policies and RDAs) and you are using Google Chrome as your browser?

If you answered yes, you can find the steps to remedy this situation here.

Archival Snapshot: No Country for Working Men

State and Bendigo archives reveal hardship and unemployment on the WW1 homefront.

Since the outbreak of World War One, the cost of living in Victoria had soared. Drought and harvest failures in 1914 meant there was not enough food to go around and prices were high. National unemployment rocketed to over 14%.

Records held at Public Record Office Victoria provide an insight into efforts to find work for the down-and-out during the Great War.

Read more here.


Upcoming Events

What's on the horizon?

Saturday 25 August, 10.00am-4:30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Tuesday 28 August, 1.00pm

Victorian Archives Centre
Alexis Wright: Tracker as part of the MWF

Tuesday 28 August, 6.00pm-7.30pm
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street

History and Fiction

Wednesday 29 August, 1.00pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Workshop: Deep Dive into the Archives

Saturday 8 September, 10.00am-4:30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Saturday 29 September, 10.00am-4:30pm
Victorian Archives Centre
Saturday Opening

Sunday 30 September, 11.00am-12.00pm
Old Treasury Building, Spring Street
Paintings of Early Melbourne


Copyright © 2018
Government of Victoria | Disclaimer | PrivacyAccessibility | Contact Us
to unsubscribe click here