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Digital Archive


The Digital Preservation Department at the National Archives was set up in July 2001 and charged with developing a method of storing, preserving and providing access to electronic Government records ? everything from emails and web pages to multimedia formats.

Specialists were recruited to meet this challenge - part of the Modernising Government initiative, which is establishing ways for citizens and businesses to communicate with the government electronically.

Following an intensive development period, involving a team drawn from all business groups at the National Archives, on 2nd April 2003 the Digital Archive was launched. For the first time a digital repository, successfully storing and making available electronic records of Government held here at the National Archives was available to users.

Contact Email:digitalarchive@nationalarchives.gov.uk
Contact Name:The National Archives
Address:Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey
Postcode:TW9 4DU
Tel:0208 392 5257