Added on 10 March 2015

The Bank of England Archive contains over 80,000 files and individual records relating to all aspects of the history of the Bankand its work, dating from its foundation in 1694 to the present.

“As part of its mission to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability, the Bank of England is committed to being open and accountable,” explains Dr. Mike Anson, the Bank of England’s Archive Manager. “To underpin this transparency the Bank of England Archive collects, stores and makes available Bank records which are of business and research value.”

“Joining the DPC is an important step towards the Bank meeting the digital challenge. We hope it will give us access to specialist knowledge and advice, the experiences of other information professionals, especially those in the business field. As a member of the board, we are also looking forward to being involved in the development of digital preservation more generally.”

“It is a great pleasure to welcome the Bank of England Archives to the DPC,” said Laura Mitchell, Chair of the DPC and Deputy Keeper of the Records of Scotland. “It is very encouraging that more and more organisations from across both public and private sectors are actively working to managing this so-called ‘digital dark age’ and to see this reflected in our membership. This means that we are in an increasingly strong position to address the specific challenges faced by those organisations from within corporate environments, as well of those within the public sector.”

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