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Archives First Digital Preservation project

Archives First is a group of 11 local authority archive services in the South of England. The group works together to share best practice and seek collaborative solutions to shared challenges.

In 2016 Archives first received funding from The National Archives to explore the life cycle of digital records in the local government context. The project was completed, and the final report published in 2017.

The project, led by Dorset History Centre and Gloucestershire Archives sought to identify issues around the creation management and transfer of digital records from local government organisations to archive services for preservation. The group was interested in how records traditionally collected in paper were now being managed, and how they were reaching archives services to be preserved and made available to the public. The report explores what archive services can do to ensure important records are preserved for future generations.

Archives First will seek to take forward this work, building on its findings with the aspiration to deliver digital preservation for each of the collaborating authorities.

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