UK - The National Archives PDF Print E-mail
Audata has managed a project to assemble a digital archive for the National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The digital archive is able to receive and process digital records and to extract metadata automatically; to store those records securely; and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and accountability of the records at all times.

The digital archive was required to protect the records from data loss due to media degradation and obsolescence, and from information loss due to data structure obsolescence. This was achieved by a regime of continual verification (storage management), assessment of records acquired, and selective migration to long-lived formats.

Audata has also managed the development of an application for gathering and coordinating information about the file formats used to store records, in government departments (including the hardware and software environments in which records were created). This will be used to support the long-term preservation of the records themselves after they have been transferred for permanent storage. The project involved software procurement, development and testing and was managed to PRINCE2 standard. 

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