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Working together

Archives UK (aUK)

aUK is a consortium of organisations from the archives and information sector who have agreed to work cooperatively to investigate the possibilities for connecting archives.

In particular aUK is examining access to the UK's archival catalogues through a single search facility. To achieve this goal there are issues which need to be investigated, including varied user needs, compatibility of data exchange and technical infrastructure. To approach this in a structured way the consortium's objectives have been divided into building blocks:

  • Archives 4 All

  • Community Archives – content development and hosting
  • Search engine
  • Technical infrastructure
  • National Hosting
  • Marketing and development
  • Audience development

The aUK Steering Committee will give strategic direction to the programme: this includes identifying areas for development and funding, acting as advocates/champions of aUK and supporting and overseeing development of aUK.


Members of the aUK Steering Committee

Alison Webster

Head of Online Content and Partnership Development, The National Archives

Chris Batt Chief Executive, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
George Mackenzie Chief Executive, National Archives of Scotland
Gerry Slater Chief Executive, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Gwyn Jenkins Director of Collection Services, National Library of Wales
James Strachan Head of Online Services & Strategic Marketing, The National Archives [Steering Committee Secretary]
Louise Craven A2A Programme Manager, The National Archives
Mary Ellis Head of Collections, Standards and Training, CyMAL, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Wales
Natalie Ceeney Chief Executive, The National Archives [Steering Committee Chair]

The Programme Board has representatives from over 20 institutions, covering County Record Offices, metropolitan boroughs, national bodies, specialist repositories and interest groups.

aUK welcomes approaches from non-members.

For further information contact

Rosie Logiudice
aUK Programme Board Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 5328
Mob: 07900 165155