A computerization and digitalization programme for an "Automated Retrieval System" with the help of tailor made software known as "Archival Information Management System (AIMS)", was launched in 1998 in which the preparation of reference media of the records holdings was initiated with the following series Home (Pub.) (1748-1859) Home (Pol.) (1907-68) Foreign & Political Deptt. (1860-1946), Ministry of External Affairs (1947-1970) and Ministry of State(1947-1953) etc .
A search web Portal namely “Abhilekh patal” was launched by the Honorable Minister of Culture on 11th March 2015 on the occasion of 125th Foundation Day Celebrations to make its rich treasure of Archival Records available to scholars and users on internet in which the reference media of 23000 lakh records created in the AIMS has been incorporated .The Department has initiated the process of DOD (Digital On Demand) with implementation of E-payment gateway.which will become functional shortly
The Department has also computerized the reference media of Library Books in the "Libsys" Software. The same is available for use by scholars on intranet of Department.
Digital Preservation of Records: In June 2011, National Archives of India signed an MOU with ‘Centre for Development of Advanced Computing’ [C-DAC], under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, New Delhi, for digital preservation of electronic records.
Under this Project, NAI will be able to develop its own digital preservation capabilities in fulfillment of the mandate of the Public Records Act of 1993, to take care of the electronic Archives being generated in various Ministries / Departments of the Government of India electronically in a big way. Through this joint venture NAI will also be designing a curriculum on digital preservation for training the archivists and record keepers who need to update their skills for managing the electronic records.