Archives for the 21st century

Notification from the FFHS

Archives for the 21st century: consultation draft

Earlier today (7 May 2009) The National Archives released the long-awaited consultation document via its website at

It sets out the Government’s strategic vision for the sustainable development of a vigorous, publicly funded archive service across England and Wales. It replaces the government policy on archives that was issued by the Lord Chancellor in 1999 and builds on both the positive achievements around public access to information and technological developments. The challenges facing the archives sector and the actions to address them are outlined in the five sections of this strategy.

The TNA press release can be viewed at

Roger Lewry

FFHS Archives Liaison

[email protected]

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