Newly accredited archive services announced
The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the University of Manchester Library was awarded Archive Service Accreditation for the first time at the latest panel meeting in July 2020.
Archive Service Accreditation is awarded for a period of six years and at the same July panel, Unilever Archives and Records Management achieved accredited status for a second time following its first award in 2014.
By attaining accreditation, archive services demonstrate that they meet the UK standard for collections management and access to collections, showing resilience and the ability to manage changing circumstances successfully. This has been vital to granting awards during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has presented exceptional challenges to archive services across the UK.
A full list of accredited archive services is available here.
Archive Service Accreditation is supported by a partnership of the Archives and Records Association (UK), Archives and Records Council Wales, National Records of Scotland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Scottish Council on Archives, The National Archives, and the Welsh Government through its Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales division.