Preserving digital records

The National Archives is tackling the challenges of digital preservation, ensuring continued access to digital information in the future.

We play an active role in storing and preserving digital material created by UK government.

Profiling your file formats helps you to manage risks to your information.

Find out about The National Archives’ approach to digital preservation and the tools we have developed to help you.

Our guidance notes are written for anyone involved in the creation of electronic records which may need to be preserved over the long term, and those responsible for preservation.

DROID is a software tool developed by The National Archives to perform automated batch identification of file formats.

The digital preservation team is currently undertaking research in the following areas: Safeguarding the nation’s digital memory The nation’s digital heritage is rich, complex and fragile.