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.

The strategy focuses on three main areas of digital archival work: engagement, access and preservation, with a fourth strand focusing on digital skills more widely – including advocacy, conversations with IT and the ability to make informed procurement decisions around software.

The National Archives is delivering the project over 20 strands, some of which are already available or underway:

Future programmes in development include a leadership programme for senior managers and an engagement toolkit for digital storytelling and audience development.