The Tamil Nadu Archives has a vast collection of historical documents, tri-centenary old, which are widely referred by the Government and researchers.
Many reference media such as Indices, Press lists etc. are available to facilitate historical research. The retrieval of information manually from the above reference media is a time consuming and laborious process. Digitization is the ultimate solution for quick reference of records. Hence the Digitization process is being implemented in Tamil Nadu Archives, using the latest technology to achieve the main object of making the historical records more accessible. The Pallavan Transport Consultancy Services has developed a software ‘TNAEDMS’ for this purpose. This is currently under the process of final validation in association with NIC. As part of the digitisation effort, data entry of finding aids and scanning of historical documents of the Post 1857 period are underway.