Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Australian National Archives preservation facility relocation

From the National Archives in Australia (www.naa.gov.au), news of some forthcoming disruption with regard to its preservation facility in Canberra:

40 million items on the move

The relocation of records to the new National Archives Preservation Facility in Canberra is an exciting evolution for the Archives. The architecturally designed, environmentally sustainable building has storage for approximately 25 per cent of our extensive collection.

It will house 104 kilometres of paper records, more than nine kilometres of audio-visual records and a digital archive, ensuring the preservation and conservation of our irreplaceable collection continues into the future.

There will be disruption to access to the Canberra-based collection from 30 October 2016 to 1 July 2017, as we relocate 15 million records from multiple repositories and rehouse them in the National Archives Preservation Facility.

While we are unable to retrieve all affected records, we have identified high-use records that will continue to be available in the Canberra Reading Room. You can also view digitised records online. Please note that access to records in our state and territory offic
es will not be affected.

For further details visit www.naa.gov.au/collection/managing-collection/securing-national-archives-holdings/napf/index.aspx

(With thanks to the NAA newsletter at http://email.synergymail.com.au/t/ViewEmail/r/3A46784C4B82B2422540EF23F30FEDED/A1D5F02068EAF9FB3EDEEDC46EB9B960)


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