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Modelling archival data: an outsider’s perspective

During the past few months, we have been developing an archival data model with the aim of making it flexible for our own potential future needs and accessible... read more

The end of the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1318

If you were to list the battles which most affected the history of the British Isles, which would you choose? If you went back to the Middle Ages, you might cho... read more

Myth-busting the women’s suffrage movement

Visit our free exhibition, open until Friday 26 October: Suffragettes vs the State There are many misconceptions and over-simplifications in the narrative aroun... read more

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New members of the Archive Service Accreditation Committee

We are pleased to announce that Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, and Jeannette Strickland, Archives and Records... read more

Developing collaboration between archive services and Higher Education

In summer 2018, The National Archives, the Higher Education Archive Programme (HEAP) and History UK launched the Guide to Collaboration for Archives and Higher... read more

Manage Your Collections: Introducing the Metadata Mapper

Cataloguing is a fundamental practice that enables access to archives. It creates greater intellectual control over a collection and is a key first step in ensu... read more

Modelling archival data: an outsider’s perspective

During the past few months, we have been developing an archival data model with the aim of making it flexible for our own potential future needs and accessible... read more

Discover James Cook in our Bookshop

While the main focus this year has been on anniversaries associated with the First World War and with Suffrage, 2018 also marks the 250th anniversary of the b... read more

How to automate web archiving quality assurance without a programmer

There are times when you wish you had an assistant to do the boring stuff for you. Or you wish there was an app that could carry out a very specific and repetit... read more

Join us and work with central government

We are pleased to announce four exciting new opportunities to work at The National Archives. As part of The National Archives’ statutory responsibility, the G... read more

Trustworthy technology: the future of digital archives

If you wanted to watch one of your old video tapes, would you be able to? Do you still watch your DVD collection, or do you prefer to stream movies now? The tec... 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

The end of the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1318

If you were to list the battles which most affected the history of the British Isles, which would you choose? If you went back to the Middle Ages, you might cho... read more

Myth-busting the women’s suffrage movement

Visit our free exhibition, open until Friday 26 October: Suffragettes vs the State There are many misconceptions and over-simplifications in the narrative aroun... read more

My Tommy’s War: W H Johnson – the bellringer VC

On 11 November 1918, the bells of Worksop Priory – like many across the country – rang out to celebrate the Armistice.  In Worksop they were particularly... read more

Modelling archival data: an outsider’s perspective

During the past few months, we have been developing an archival data model with the aim of making it flexible for our own potential future needs and accessible... read more

How to automate web archiving quality assurance without a programmer

There are times when you wish you had an assistant to do the boring stuff for you. Or you wish there was an app that could carry out a very specific and repetit... read more

Manage Your Collections: Introducing the Metadata Mapper

Cataloguing is a fundamental practice that enables access to archives. It creates greater intellectual control over a collection and is a key first step in ensu... read more