About the project

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is currently undertaking the Digital Appraisal and Disposal Research Project to investigate digital appraisal and disposal techniques and initiatives that could be implemented by PROV and Victorian Government agencies.

Appraisal and disposal are both essential strategies for addressing rising volumes of records being created and managed digitally. 

Graphic defining terms appraisal, disposal and digital


Research methodology

PROV aims to source evaluate and analyse information pertaining to digital appraisal and disposal practice and undertake the following:

  • literature review of scholarly articles
  • review of  online advice and documentation from other archival jurisdictions in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States of America
  • interviews with archives disposal and/or appraisal specialists in other Australian jurisdictions about relevant initiatives and techniques.