- Archives for the 21st Century
- Business archives strategy
- Collections strategies
- Developing policy
- Religious archives
Archives for the 21st Century
Archives for the 21st Century is the government policy on archives that was published in November 2009.
Archives for the 21st Century (PDF, 1.76MB)
The policy makes five recommendations to support an effective, relevant and sustainable archives sector:
- develop bigger and better services in partnership - working towards increased sustainability within the sector
- strengthened leadership and a responsive, skilled workforce
- coordinated response to the growing challenges of managing digital information so that it is accessible now and remains discoverable in the future
- comprehensive online access for archive discovery through catalogues and to digitised archive content
- active participation in cultural and learning partnerships promoting a sense of identity and place within the community
Archives for the 21st Century in action: refreshed
To support the policy, The National Archives has published Archives for the 21st Century in action: refreshed, an updated action plan for archives to replace our existing Archives for the 21st Century in action.
The policy and its action plan are the foundation for our leadership work with archives and partners. To understand how this works in practice, see our current initiatives pages. If you would like to get involved please contact the archives sector development team.
See the 2010 version of the plan below:
Archives for the 21st Century in action (PDF, 1.76MB)
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