A computerization and digitalization programme for an "Automated Retrieval System" with the help of tailor made software known as "Archival Information Management System (AIMS)", has been launched and computerization of reference media to records of the 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) has been completed. The same is available on line for use in Research Room by Research Scholars/Archivists/users of archives on the intranet set up of National Archives of India.
The Department has also computerized the reference media of Library Books in the "Libsys" Software. The same is available for use by scholars. Also a Project for WAN Connectivity of five Libraries under Ministry of Culture is in progress.
The Department has also taken up a new project of Digitalization of rare and valuable manuscripts with the assistance of National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.