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Summer reading

For many people the sudden advent of summer weather means an opportunity to get out to the beach, go for a swim, set out for a run or play some tennis. For com... read more

St George’s Chapel: history of a royal wedding venue

With nationwide excitement building in advance of this weekend’s royal wedding, I wanted to take a look at the venue which will be at the heart of proceed... read more

Using archives to improve mental wellbeing

How can researching the lives of people in the past benefit us in the present? It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and an opportunity to think about the huge po... read more

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Using archives to improve mental wellbeing

How can researching the lives of people in the past benefit us in the present? It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and an opportunity to think about the huge po... read more

Archive Service Accreditation refreshed

Since 2013, over 120 archives have been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, making it a good moment to take stock of progress and evaluate the scheme. Over t... read more

Data Protection law changes – help us to help you

By the end of May, the new Data Protection Bill is expected to pass into law, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. This follows new privacy legislation at Eu... read more

Summer reading

For many people the sudden advent of summer weather means an opportunity to get out to the beach, go for a swim, set out for a run or play some tennis. For com... read more

Saving our past for the future: meet the conservators

Related event: Saturday 9 June 2018, 12:00 Behind the scenes: conservation studio tours The Collection Care department is offering a rare opportunity to go behi... read more

How to move a 120 TB web archive to the cloud in two weeks

Building a resource as big as the UK Government Web Archive takes a lot of storage space. Comprising over 5,000 websites from 1996 to the present, as well as tw... read more

Data Protection law changes – help us to help you

By the end of May, the new Data Protection Bill is expected to pass into law, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. This follows new privacy legislation at Eu... read more

Digital archiving: the seven pillars of metadata

Two of the key challenges facing The National Archives in the digital age are the need to provide new ways of accessing digital archival records the desire to... read more

The generation game: evolving with the digital record

We’ve had quite a lot of practice at being an archive: we’ve been looking after the public record for over 150 years. Most of the fundamentals of archival p... read more

St George’s Chapel: history of a royal wedding venue

With nationwide excitement building in advance of this weekend’s royal wedding, I wanted to take a look at the venue which will be at the heart of proceed... read more

Saving our past for the future: meet the conservators

Related event: Saturday 9 June 2018, 12:00 Behind the scenes: conservation studio tours The Collection Care department is offering a rare opportunity to go behi... read more

Announcing a royal birth

It is likely that you heard about the most recent royal birth through social media. Though the means of transmitting news to the public about the birth of royal... read more

Saving our past for the future: meet the conservators

Related event: Saturday 9 June 2018, 12:00 Behind the scenes: conservation studio tours The Collection Care department is offering a rare opportunity to go behi... read more

How to move a 120 TB web archive to the cloud in two weeks

Building a resource as big as the UK Government Web Archive takes a lot of storage space. Comprising over 5,000 websites from 1996 to the present, as well as tw... read more

Catalogue as data: hacking the paper

A little while ago I produced a couple of blogs looking at how you can use data from our catalogue to do some basic, but useful digital history. This works very... read more