In 2007, the State Archives of Baden-Württemberg adopted a digitisation strategy. This strategy aims at coordinated and integrated proceedings for the processing of born digital records and the digitisation of archival material. The archival processing of born digital material is effected in partnership with the State Archives of Hesse and Bavaria. The State Archives of Baden-Württemberg will offer local archives in the southwest of Germany forms of cooperation that are just developed. The digitisation of archival material follows well-considered priorities and is embedded into various projects, including the national level. Approximately seven percent of the holdings are to be digitised within a reasonable timeframe. But who pays the bill? Remarks are made on the challenges in the digital world, federalism and the climate of change in Germany.