Records Management Masterclass: Cataloguing and File Preparation

File preparation e-learning course

The National Archives’ file preparation e-learning course explains how to physically prepare records for transfer. This course is aimed at staff from government departments and other public record bodies who transfer records to The National Archives.

It will instruct staff in the standards of physical preparation necessary for transferring records to The National Archives.

Applications to register for this online course should be submitted by email to elearning@nationalarchives.gov.uk. Please include your full name and your email address. If you work in a government department, also include the email address of your Departmental Records Officer.

If you are a Departmental Records Officer, you can register your team for this course by sending us the full name and email address of each individual you would like to enrol.

Cataloguing e-learning course

[Note: The National Archives is currently developing a cataloguing e-learning course, due for release in early 2017.]

The National Archives’ cataloguing e-learning course explains how to catalogue records that have been selected for transfer.

It will instruct staff on The National Archives’ cataloguing process and enable them to catalogue according to our defined standards.

This course is aimed at staff from government departments and other public record bodies who transfer records to The National Archives; some additional guidance and tips will be included for staff transferring records to other places of deposit.

Applications to register for this online course will open in early 2017. If you would like any further information about this course, please email elearning@nationalarchives.gov.uk.