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We are leading and supporting collection development strategies for specific themes and formats of information across the archive sector. These have been identified as significant areas with gaps in collecting, gaps in cataloguing, gaps in access to collections, or issues of sustainability.

This work will help to ensure that key records of events, the lives and activities of individuals and communities, and of public, private and charitable organisations are:

  • being kept
  • preserved efficiently and effectively
  • made easily available and widely accessible

We work together with archive services and people including records creators, records managers and archivists; archives and repositories; professional bodies and relevant experts.

The collection and preservation of born-digital records and other specialist information formats will be part of each of these collection strategies in many cases, helping to tackle challenges including complex formats and risks to collections.

Collection Development Strategies

We are currently working on:

We have been actively involved in collection development strategies as follows:

National Collections Strategy

The National Collections Strategy outlines the aims and principles of our approach.

National Collections Strategy (PDF, 0.08Mb)

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