The Discovery Board considers proposals for:
- digitisation and cataloguing projects, including those with a volunteer component or externally-funded projects
- proposals for solutions to digital records challenges
- significant functional changes to Discovery
The board brings together the decision-making aspects which formerly belonged to a number of smaller boards; these other boards now handle the project management and ongoing monitoring of approved projects, formally reporting back to the Discovery Board by exception and in a formal report presented at the end of the year.
The board brings together experts from across The National Archives to review proposals and ensure that they are well-considered and take account of vital issues such as:
- data protection
- strategic fit and consideration of user needs
- financial viability
- impact on other projects
Membership of the board consists of senior records experts, technical development leads, cataloguing and digitisation specialists, research and user participation managers and public and commercial services department heads. It is chaired by the Commercial and Digital Director.
The board meets once every month.
See our cataloguing and digitisation updates for more information.