Major Archive Projects Learning Exchange

The Major Archive Projects Learning Exchange (MAPLE) was set up in autumn 2007 to support organisations planning or managing large archive projects; primarily capital developments. Over 120 organisations are members of the group, including local authority, university, national and specialist archives. 
This networking group, facilitated by The National Archives, provides a forum for organisations to share their experiences, knowledge and plans via an email list and through sharing documentation.  

The group meets once or twice per year to talk about progress of projects and explore common issues. Discussion topics have included:  

  • Co-location and partnership working  
  • change management  
  • sustainability  
  • architect-client relationships  
  • logistics planning  
  • demonstrating wider impacts from capital investment  

If you are planning a large-scale project, such as a new repository, considering a split-site archive service, or are willing to contribute your own experience of managing a capital project involving archive provision, then pleasejoin the group.  

Alternatively if you have problems joining, or to find out more, pleaseemailthe team.