If like me you’re an avid reader of The National Archives’ blog, you’ll have by now hopefully noticed the sheer variety of work we get involved in.
So when I was asked to write a blog that summarises the work of my department I was suddenly at a loss. How do you bring together all those strands that show how we are working to collect, preserve and make available the history of UK government?
Well if you’re even slightly more familiar with the internet than I am, you’ll probably be aware of a website called BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed aims to provide a snapshot of the best current ‘viral’ web content, and uses some editorial selection to summarise the things that you (as the internet user) may wish to read.
What this means in practice is a lot of lists involving funny videos, images and cats. Well, I’d like to harness this idea, minus the cats of course, to summarise what we do.