At 30 June 2019, the National Archives operated under a five-branch structure.
On 1 July 2018, a fifth temporary branch – the Digital Archives Taskforce – was added to the existing four-branch structure. Brief summaries of branch roles and functions are provided below:
- The Information and Technology branch is integral to the National Archives’ transformation to a state-of-the-art digital archive, supporting the achievement of strategic goals through services, technology, infrastructure, software and governance of information assets.
- The Corporate Services branch provides the enabling services of governance, human resources, finance, procurement, property and security management.
- The Access and Public Engagement branch is the public face of the National Archives, delivering access to the collection onsite, offsite and online through our digital platforms, research centres, reference services, education and public programs, exhibitions, publishing, marketing, media engagement and corporate events.
- The Collection Management branch sets whole-of-government information management standards, determines those records that must be retained as essential evidence of government activity, and manages the archival collection to ensure its authenticity, integrity, preservation, usability and availability.
- The Digital Archives Taskforce was established to accelerate the National Archives’ next generation digital transformation by developing digital preservation policies and standards, identifying new digital preservation and archival management solutions, designing new digital archiving processes, mapping digital archival capability requirements and supporting upskilling through a broader capability framework and training regime.
Figure 1 I Organisational structure, 30 June 2019