Published: 18 October 2022

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Digital appraisal is the process of deciding which records to keep for permanent preservation and which records should be deleted.

The Public Records Act requires government and certain public bodies to transfer records of historical value for permanent preservation to The National Archives (TNA) or Places of Deposit.

Following on from our recent blog, ‘3 compelling factors feeding the digital heap,’ we look at ‘3 Common Challenges Government Departments Encounter With Digital Appraisal,’ in our recent infographic.

This infographic is also available to download as a PDF below

If you’d like further information on how Automated Intelligence can help you prepare for digital appraisal, including current use cases of who we’re currently working with, contact us at or you can also download our whitepaper here.