Over the coming months, The National Archives is collaborating with archive professionals, key stakeholders and strategic partners from the cultural, creative and digital sectors to develop a new strategic vision for archives, which will be the subject of formal consultation in the autumn.
The new vision will:
·         Promote archives as a vital part of the nation’s heritage;
·         Explore how we can collectively respond to the opportunities and challenges of a digital future, and meet evolving audience expectations;
·         Seek to secure the best possible long-term future for archive collections and services.

Through our engagement so far, we have worked with over 200 people from across the archive sector, as well as reaching out to our partners, and other sectors, who we will collaborate with in order to make the vision a reality. 

This survey draws on the conversations we have been having, and we would like to test with you some of the assumptions which are emerging, and the language we could use to articulate the future vision for archives.

There are 20 questions in the survey, organised into the following sections:

·         Archive Users of the Future
·         User Experience
·         Innovation and Financial Resilience
·         Demonstrating Impact and Value
·         Confidence and Readiness
·         Thinking Big…

The survey will be open until Friday 9th September. Please encourage all those with an interest in the future of archives to contribute their views.