What is VERS?
The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) was formed by Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) in 1995. The strategy seeks to:
- develop and maintain standards, policies and tools to create, manage, transfer and access digital records
- address the need for a cost-effective, long-term approach to the preservation of digital records.
History of VERS
VERS Version 1
VERS Standard PROS 99/007 Standard for the management of electronic records and accompanying specifications developed.
VERS Standard and Specifications were revised and two additional Specifications were added to PROS 99/007 Standard for the management of electronic records.
The VERS Centre of Excellence was established to oversee the development of a strategy for the initial rollout of VERS across the Victorian government and manage the construction of an electronic records repository (i.e. digital archive) at PROV.
New VERS Standard PROS 15/03 Standard for the encapsulation of digital information released.VERS Version 3 was developed and released in advance of the deployment of the new PROV Digital Archive in 2018.