Digital information holdings at The National Archives

FOI request reference: F0041504
Publication date: March 2015

Request: Can you please provide me with:

1. The number of documents you are holding in your digital repository broken down by file format, ie by number of Word documents, number of Excel documents, etc

2. The amount of data you are holding in your digital repository broken down by file format, ie amount of data in Word documents, etc

3. Your current and all of your draft digital preservation/acquisition policies

Outcome: Successful

Response: In answer to questions 1 and 2, please see this spreadsheet detailing the number of documents and volume of data held in our digital repository, broken down by file format.

In answer to question 3, our Records Collection Policy (which applies to all formats of records) is available on the website. Our Preservation Policy is also available on our website.

Acquisition policies (known as Operational Selection Policies) are format-blind, written for each government department and issued for consultation with the public. They are available from our website.