Unlocking our Digital Past with Artificial Intelligence (LUSTRE) is a project based at Loughborough University that seeks to better understand how AI can help improve the preservation, access to and usability of government archives produced in digital form. The project is funded by a follow-on grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Read more about follow-on funding for impact and engagement.


About the LUSTRE project


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Ongoing project outputs

The project team are collaborating with Cabinet Office colleagues to better understand the potential impact of AI on contemporary public records, the archivists preserving and managing them, and the researchers accessing them. An objective of the project is to create a cross-sector network on born-digital archives, connecting government professionals with academics and GLAM professionals.

The project will host four workshops and four lunchtime talks, producing interviews and a research report on the findings. We will share more information on the progress of the project throughout its duration.

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