May 22, 2022

Standards: UK: The National Archives Announces First Ever Accredited Archive Services

From The National Archives (UK):

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee has announced the first accredited archive services:

  • Cumbria Archive Service
  • Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives
  • Media Archive of Central England
  • Network Rail Corporate Archive
  • Tyne and Wear Archives
  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Archive Service Accreditation is the new quality standard for archives services across the UK, developed in partnership with the archives sector and its stakeholders.

Archive Service Accreditation has been developed in partnership with the archive sector and its stakeholders and is supported by a UK partnership of Archives and Records Association, Archives and Records Association Wales, The Welsh Government through Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, National Records of Scotland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Scottish Council on Archives, and The National Archives. The assessor body for Archive Service Accreditation for archives services in England is The National Archives.

Read the Complete Announcement from The National Archives

See Also: Archive Service Accreditation FAQ

See Also: Learn More About Archive Service Accreditation

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