When records are selected for permanent preservation in The National Archives, catalogues of the records are prepared by government departments and agencies. Below are the guidelines and tools we offer to help with the preparation of these catalogues.

Editorial guidelines for The National Archives Catalogue (PDF, 0.13Mb)

Guidance on cataloguing conventional records (PDF, 0.24Mb)

AA2 e-Transfer form (RTF, 0.06Mb)

Guidance on using our RTF cataloguing template (PDF, 0.13Mb)

RTF cataloguing template (RTF, 0.07Mb)

Delivery form for transfer of paper records (DOC, 0.00Mb)

Microsoft Excel cataloguing template  (XLS, 0.02Mb)

Guidance on using our Microsoft Excel cataloguing template (PDF, 0.53Mb)

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