What is digitisation?
Digitisation is the process of converting hardcopy or non-digital records into digital formats. It can involve scanning or photographing an original source record.
What are the potential benefits and risks of digitisation?
Can I destroy original source records after they are digitised?
Yes. But only if you meet all the required conditions.
Important: Specific conditions must be met to authorise destruction of original source records after they have been digitised. These conditions are outlined in PROS 19/07 Converted or Digitised Records Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA).
We can work with you to help determine and interpret the conditions outlined in the RDA.
For guidance about hardcopy records destruction, see Destruction of temporary records.