Transfer Digital Records (TDR)

Transfer Digital Records (TDR) is The National Archives’ new digital transfer service that helps bodies subject to the Public Record Act upload, prepare and transfer their selected digital public records to The National Archives for permanent preservation.

TDR is a browser-based preparation area where records are uploaded to prepare for transfer. While records remain uploaded in TDR, they continue to be the responsibility of and owned by the transferring body.

TDR is being built using an agile approach and is currently at the private beta stage. During this stage the service is only available to an invited group of users for open records. Over time, we will make TDR available to more departments and will continue to develop the service in consultation with our users, to add support for closed records and more complex types of records. When this service is live, TDR will replace the existing digital transfer process.