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Making the Case: Protecting the past and delivering future business value at Transport for London (TfL)

March 6th 2018

4:00 PM GMT

This webinar is the third in a four part series focused on exploring strategies and digital preservation techniques used by business and corporate archives as they adapt to meet the challenges of digital transformation and evolving electronic record keeping practices and systems. The objective of the series is to help archivists promote the value and elevate the visibility of their digital business archives among internal and external stakeholders. Tamara Thornhill, Corporate Archives Manager for Transport for London (TfL), is our featured speaker. Tamara describes the journey TfL took to select and implement a digital preservation system for the Corporate Archive, and explain how the Archives is ensuring the usability and authenticity of historical assets and the long-term business records in its care. She highlights the processes used to acquire prized collections, including transport records from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Tamara also share lessons learned and recommendations for engaging stakeholders that include legal, IT, the Corporate Secretariat, records management, and the TfL Press Office. TfL is responsible for the day-to-day operation and planning of London’s public transport network including the Underground, the famous red buses and the capital's main roads.

The rapidly growing cloud-hosted Corporate Archive currently holds over 5 terabytes of born-digital and digitized content dating back to 1857.


Tamara Thornhill, Corporate Archivist - Transport for London (TfL)

Lori Ashley, Industry Market Development Manager - Preservica