Disruptive Digital Archiving


In this webinar, John Sheridan, the Digital Director at The UK National Archives will discuss disruptive digital archiving, the opportunities for digital transformation and how the archive should best respond.

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Presenters

John Sheridan - Digital Director, The National Archives, UK

John Sheridan

Digital Director, The National Archives, UK

This webinar is targeted at leaders in libraries and archives as well as researchers working with archival collections.

Archives are special. They are the homes for our collective memory and a vital source of trusted evidence. The shift to digital is transforming every aspect of the archival landscape, be it appraisal and selection, preservation, access, presentation or use. Each and every archival function is in the process of being profoundly changed. Where yesterday’s records were tangible, those of today are intangible 0s and 1s.

The very nature of what is a record has changed, from a world of letters, memos and minutes, to email, data and computer code. To respond, archives need to develop radical new capabilities to ensure that digital records can continue to be kept and used.

In this webinar, John Sheridan, the Digital Director at The UK National Archives will discuss disruptive digital archiving. What are the opportunities for digital transformation and how does the archive best respond?