I am excited to announce the addition of a new ‘Open archival data’ link (on the right of this page): Archival Data – Public Record Office Victoria.
As part of its project to release raw archival data for re-use, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is making agency and government function descriptions available for download as XML (agency data in the EAC-CPF format, function data in a format based on EAC-CPF). PROV is also considering future steps such as the publication of series and items data and the development of an API.
State Records NSW’s agency and function data is available in XML from the datasets page and through the new API. There is fantastic scope for combining this data with PROV’s (and indeed with similar data released by the National Archives of Australia). By doing so, what can we learn about Australian administrative history? How do the functions of Victorian and New South Wales government compare? Get mashing!