26 September 2023

PROV reopens record management awards

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Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is calling for nominations to honour those Victorian Public Servants and Agencies who show outstanding public records management projects or initiatives.

The achievements will be recognised with the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards, last awarded in 2017-18.

Acting Director of PROV, Nicole Tighe said the Awards were established in 1998 to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector.

Ms Tighe said that after a four-year hiatus, the recommencement of the Awards was a significant step in recognising the importance of innovation and excellence in an ever-changing records management environment.

“The biennial award ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian Government Agencies, including local governments, that truly reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value,” Ms Tighe said.

“These records hold much of our personal, corporate, and social memory and document the development of Victoria’s Government, culture and economy, as well as our natural and built environments,” she said.

“These Awards acknowledge the significant work record managers do to ensure the creation, capture and preservation of public records which are evidence of important decisions and activities of the people and Government of Victoria required now and into the future.”

President of the Public Records Advisory Council, Judy Maddigan said the last few years had provided great opportunities and challenges for recordkeepers and information professionals, many of whom had pivoted to managing the records of Government remotely.

“We look forward to seeing this year’s entries and awarding the excellent work achieved across Government in the recordkeeping of our State’s unfolding history,” Ms Maddigan said.

“Victorian Government Agencies are invited to submit nominations for outstanding records management projects or initiatives completed or substantially completed between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2022.”

Further information about the Awards, including how to submit nominations, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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