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The links below will take you to various reports on The National Archives. Much of the work here goes on behind the scenes and these reports will give you some idea of the range of tasks we are involved in.

'Meet the Chief Executive' day, Tuesday 18 November 2008

This report covers issues raised at our 'Meet the Chief Executive' day on Tuesday 18 November, when CEO Natalie Ceeney held surgeries in the reading rooms to hear views and questions about the management and future direction of The National Archives.

Annual report and resource accounts 2007-2008

The fifth annual report and resource accounts on the work of The National Archives has now been published, along with the fifth report of the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives.

Notable achievements this year:

  • We delivered a record number of documents to our customers. Over 85 million documents from The National Archives' historic collection of government records were accessed, either in person at Kew or by downloading them.
  • We formally established the cross-government Knowledge Council, a body of experts in information management across government who work together to improve capability in this area.
  • More of our most popular records were made available online through our licensed partnerships, including the complete British Passenger Lists and the First World War Soldiers' Pension Records.
  • We redesigned and refurbished our reading rooms, restaurant and museum to make a visit to The National Archives in Kew as valuable, informative and pleasant as possible for those who choose to visit in person.
  • We made significant progress with our Digital Continuity project, in which we are working to keep current government information readable as technology becomes obsolete.
  • We launched Your Archives, a wiki-based website on which we encourage customers to contribute their own knowledge about the documents we hold.

Annual report and resource accounts 2007-2008

The annual report explains what we have done in the past year and our plans for the future.

Appendices 2007 - 2008

Annual report and resource accounts 2006-2007

Background to the Office of Public Sector Information

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) brings together a portfolio of information policy and management responsibilities that embrace official, legal and statutory roles across publishing, UK legislation, licensing, Crown copyright and database policy and regulation of the re-use of public sector information (PSI).

Annual report and resource accounts 2005-2006

Appendices 2005-2006

Appendix 1 : Summary of records transmitted from various sources from April 2005 to March 2006

Annual report and resource accounts 2004-2005

Appendices 2004 - 2005

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