07 Feb 2024

VERS 3 VEO validation program now available | PROV

Public Record Office Victoria’s (PROV) Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) ensures the creation, capture and preservation of authentic, complete and meaningful digital records by the Victorian public sector. As part of VERS, agencies must transfer digital records to PROV as VERS Encapsulated Objects (VEOs) to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility.

Making this process easier, PROV has launched a validation program available for agencies ready to transfer their digital records in the VERS 3 VEO format. The program provides agencies with an assessment of their VERS 3 VEOs to ensure they are compliant with PROV Standards, and includes both a technical and archival evaluation.

The validation program will be particularly useful for:

  • agencies undertaking a digital records transfer for the first time
  • and agencies using a new product to create VERS 3 VEOs as part of a digital records transfer

As part of the new validation program, PROV has published step-by-step guides and resources on their website.

More information can be found here: VERS 3 VEO validation program now available | PROV