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Find out more about our vision for the future and our priorities for this year, and how we plan to achieve them.

A vision for The National Archives

The National Archives' vision recognises the importance of information for re-use, for business accountability and for the nation's memory. By working closely with government, the wider public sector and the archival community, we will solve the complex challenges we face.

Living information: a vision for The National Archives (PDF, 0.64Mb)

Our plans for 2010-11

This publication - 'See the bigger picture' - describes our plans for this year.

See the bigger picture (PDF, 1.53Mb)

Strategic plan 2010-11

Our strategic plan sets out our business objectives and targets for the coming year, and our vision for the future.

Strategic plan 2010-11 (PDF, 0.17Mb)

Strategic plans from previous years

Strategic plan 2009-10 (PDF, 0.12Mb)

The two strategic plans listed below are no longer current documents. However, you can still access versions for reference in the UK Government Web Archive.

Strategic plan 2008-09 (PDF, 0.90Mb)

Strategic plan 2007-08  (PDF, 0.45Mb)

Provide and Enable: The National Archives' online strategy

The online strategy will guide decisions about what we provide (and don't provide) online, ensuring that we continue to offer high quality online services that are designed around the needs of users.

Online strategy executive summary (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Online strategy (PDF, 4.30Mb)

Digitisation programme

Our digitisation programme sets out how we plan to make more of our content available online, the projects that are in development and some of our successes.

Digitisation programme 2008-13 (PDF, 0.11Mb)

National Collections Strategy

The National Collections Strategy is an initiative to identify where the documentary heritage of England and Wales is under-represented in archives, and to address the reasons why.

National Collections Strategy (PDF, 0.08Mb)

Visit the Collection strategies page to find out more.

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