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Objective first to gain full VERS compliance certification from the Public Record Office Victoria

  • 03 October, 2007 09:35

<p>Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL) today announced it is the first vendor to have its enterprise content management solution, Objective 7, fully certified against all the Victorian Electronic Record Strategy (VERS) Version 2 Specifications 1 through 5 by the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV).</p>
<p>As quoted on the PROV website: “Objective Corporation has become the first vendor to achieve full compliance with the VERS Standard 2.0. Objective achieved compliance of their project, Objective 7, against all five Specifications of the VERS Standard”;</p>
<p>1. System Requirements for Preserving Electronic Records
2. VERS Metadata Scheme
3. VERS Standard Electronic Record Format
4. VERS Long Term Preservation Formats
5. Export of Electronic Records to PROV</p>
<p>VERS has been developed by the Public Record Office Victoria to provide leadership and direction in the management of digital records. It is promoted globally and has been accepted and used by archival institutions, national and international Governments.</p>
<p>“Australia has long been recognised as a centre of progressive thinking on records management. VERS is a world-leading standard to the problem of capturing, managing and preserving electronic records well into the future, beyond the lifecycle of applications that create them,” said Mr Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation.</p>
<p>At a local level, it is State Records South Australian’s intention that all preferred supplier panel members for the provision of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) must be VERS 2.0 compliant by 2009.</p>
<p>VERS is a framework of standards, guidance, training, consultancy and implementation projects centred around the goal of reliably and authentically archiving electronic records. The standard is designed to ensure records can be accessed and read at any point in the future, regardless of their origin, format or the software that created them.</p>
<p>With this achievement, Objective is the only vendor and single product solution that is currently certified in all of the VERS Version 2 Specifications.</p>
<p>“Objective’s significant investment in research and development has ensured compliance to VERS, delivering best practice and demonstrates our commitment to Victorian Government and the Australian market,” said Mr Walls.</p>
<p>Meeting International Standards</p>
<p>“We are dedicated to delivering solutions that comply with state, national and international standards as they emerge and evolve. Objective’s ongoing investment in research and development focuses on deepening our product offering and building on our existing strengths to ensure our solutions continue to meet future global market demand,” said Mr Walls.</p>
<p>Objective has been certified against the UK National Archives (TNA 2002) and the US Department of Defence military records management standard, US DOD 5015.1-STD, Chapters 2 (Mandatory requirements) and Chapter 4 (Management of Classified Records). In Europe, Objective is working with Cornwell Management Consultants on defining the emerging Model Requirements for Electronic Records Management specification (MoReq2).</p>
<p>In Australia, Objective features on: the Western Australian Common Use Arrangement (CUA) 8005 for the supply of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS); South Australian government’s preferred supplier panels for the provision of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS); NSW Government panel contract GSAS ITS 2323, Records and Information Management Systems (RIMS); and the Preferred Supplier Arrangement (PSA) for Electronic Document and Records Management Systems and Consultancy Services (EDRMS) to Queensland Local Government.</p>
<p>About Public Record Office of Victoria</p>
<p>PROV is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. It holds and manages the State’s records for use by both the government and people of Victoria. For further information about PROV, visit</p>

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