Author: Government recordkeeping

Note: this page was updated on June 2020 with updated timings for service. 


Current projects update

Our Digital Archive Program is a significant project currently being undertaken by PROV staff to update and improve our entire digital archiving environment. The implementation of the new digital archive will mean faster digital ingest and enhanced capability to describe, preserve and provide access to public records.  

As a result of this work, we’ve had reduced capacity to take on new record transfer and Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) development projects. We had hoped to be able to return to our usual level of service by early 2020, however due to the current challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Digital Archive Program taking longer than anticipated, we now anticipate we won’t be able to take on new project work until late 2020 (but this timing may change again depending on the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our work). Our RDA project response times have also been affected. Typically we aim for a four to six week turn around for RDA draft reviews however our ICT program upgrade has impacted our ability to meet our usual time frames and it may take us longer to respond at this time.    

Upcoming projects

If you have any plans for transfers or RDAs in the next few months, you can take this opportunity to get a head start by pre-determining your agency’s needs and requirements, and familiarising yourself with the relevant guidance on our website:

•    Physical records transfer step-by-step
•    Digital records transfer step by step
•    RDA development step-by-step.

We will advise agencies as soon as we're able to recommence transfer and RDA projects. 

Further information and updates

Keep an eye on the Research & Projects page of our website to learn more about our various programs and projects. 

Please feel free to contact us via our online enquiry form if you have any questions for us.