Plugged In, Powered Up

Our Digital Century is our second digital capacity building strategy, which will be delivered between 2023-2026, and builds on the work of Plugged In, Powered Up.

Our first digital capacity building strategy, Plugged In, Powered Up set out an ambitious plan of programmes, training and resources to support the archives sector meet its digital ambitions. Included in this was a plan for three business years of work, which was delivered from 2019 to 2022.

About Plugged In, Powered Up

Our Plugged In, Powered Up strategy reflects issues and priorities identified through a large scale survey of over 300 archive professionals, carried out with Jisc at the beginning of 2019 and a series of focus groups, challenge panels and desk research.

Case studies

These case studies offer practical examples of how archive services have implemented digital preservation processes and systems in their organisations.

Advocacy resources

We have created a series of Plugged In, Powered Up advocacy resources to help explain the importance of developing digital preservation, access and engagement skills across the sector.

Novice to Know-How

We have commissioned the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to create Novice to Know-How, an online training resource as part of our Plugged In, Powered Up strategy.

Peer mentoring

Peer mentoring

Archivists are working together to support each other’s digital ambitions as part of Plugged In, Powered Up.

Digital preservation workflows

As part of Plugged in Powered Up, we have commissioned guidance on digital preservation workflows.

Digital preservation architecture

Active digital preservation can be defined in four stages: select and transfer, ingest, preserve and access.

Digital engagement toolkit

Develop how you use your collections to tell stories online and engage audiences in different ways.