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Objective gains VERS compliance certification from the Public Record Office Victoria

  • 25 April, 2007 13:17

<p>Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL) today announced the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) has certified its enterprise content management solution, Objective 7, against the Victorian Electronic Record Strategy (VERS) Version 2 Specifications 1 and 2.</p>
<p>Objective was the first vendor to certify against VERS Version 1.2 Specification 2 and continues its strong certification program by again certifying against the updated VERS Specification 2.0.</p>
<p>VERS has been developed by Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) 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>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 Australian vendor that is currently certified in both Specification 1 (System Requirements for Preserving Electronic Records) and Specification 2 (VERS Metadata Scheme) of VERS Version 2.</p>
<p>Certification in Specification 1 involved meeting functions that a recordkeeping system must perform to preserve records for a substantial period. This specification is mandatory for any system that holds permanent electronic records.</p>
<p>“The Victorian public sector is an important market for Objective Corporation. Objective’s significant investment in research and development to ensure that our solutions comply with Victorian government stands is a testament to our commitment to this market.” said Mr Walls, CEO, Objective Corporation.</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); and the NSW Government panel contract GSAS ITS 2323, Records and Information Management Systems (RIMS).</p>
<p>The company anticipates further certification against the remaining VERS specifications in the near future.</p>
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