Files and laptops on a shelf

This page contains research and evaluation reports of completed projects. These are important for informing future priorities and helping archives demonstrate their value.

Sustainable services

Funding and constitution/alternative service models

Workforce and volunteering

Collections management, development and care

Collections mapping

 

Collections and Collecting: a survey of university archives (2009) (PDF, 0.31Mb)

Local authority building plans survey

Building survey England post 1974

Building survey Wales post 1974

Building survey England pre 1974

Building survey Wales pre 1974

Collections and collecting: a survey of university archives (2009) (PDF, 0.31Mb)

Funding Archives

Funding the Archive Sector: Executive Summary (PDF, 0.27Mb)

Funding the Archives Sector (PDF, 1.06Mb)

Digital preservation mapping

Online access

Finding Archives summary (PDF, 0.66Mb)

National Cataloguing Grants Scheme Five Year Review (PDF, 0.00Mb)

Developing your archives

Learning and young people

Strategic Commissioning Education Programme (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Increasing accessibility

Community archives

Demonstrating impact

Tourism and economic impact

Social impact

Sense of place

Overview of the archives sector

Survey of Special Collections and Archives in the United Kingdom and Ireland

 

Religious Archives Survey 2010

Religious Archives Survey 2010 (PDF, 0.58Mb)

Appendices to the Religious Archives Survey 2010 (PDF, 2.61Mb)

Listening to the past, speaking to the future

These reports are mostly of historical interest, but still provide some useful statistics in the discussion papers.

Older mapping and development studies

Our shared past: an archival Domesday for England (PDF, 0.38Mb)

Our shared past: developing 21st century archive services (PDF, 0.45Mb)

Further reports

See more recent reports on our key sector statistics page. For OPSI reports and reports on the re-use of public sector information, go to information management reports and publications.

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