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Electronic Records, Public Records Office

Electronic records management is a key underpinning element in the government modernisation programme. The government has set a target for all central government organisations to be able to store and retrieve their public records electronically by 2004, to ensure that they are able to meet the demands of working in an electronic environment. The relationship of this target to e-government and modernisation is set out in the revised e-Government Policy Framework for Electronic Records Management, a joint Public Record Office / Office of the e-Envoy publication.

The PRO oversees achievement of this target, monitors progress and reports regularly to the Lord Chancellor. It has published a route map and milestones to guide departments. It provides advice and guidance, and a set of practical toolkits, to help departments and agencies make progress in developing electronic document and records management. There are also comprehensive background Guidelines on the Management, Appraisal and Preservation of Electronic Records.

Address:Public Record Office, Kew, Ric
Postcode:TW9 4DU
Tel:+44 (0)20 8392 5330,
Fax:+44 (0)20 8392 5283