What is VERS?

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) formed the Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) in 1995 in response to the significant challenge of preserving digital records produced by Victorian Government agencies.

The strategy seeks to support agencies in managing and preserving complete, documented, and authentic digital records.

To achieve this, PROV has developed the following:

  • standards and specifications
  • VERS compliance program
  • methodologies to convert digital records into long-term formats known as VERS Encapsulated Objects (VEOs). See VEO creation for further information.

 

VERS timeline

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VERS Standard

VERS Standard

Standard for the long term management and preservation of digital records

VEO creation

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How to create VERS encapsulated objects (VEOs)

Digital records transfer step-by-step

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How to transfer digital records to PROV

VERS compliant products

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Current products that meet technical specifications of the VERS Standard

Information for VERS vendors

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Making your software or digital storage media product VERS compliant