Latest archive accreditation awards
The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status for the first time following the latest panel meeting:
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archive
- Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Archives
All accredited archive services must apply again for accreditation six years after their initial award to retain their accredited status. At the same accreditation panel meeting, the following archive services were awarded accreditation for the second time:
- Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
- National Library of Wales
- Oxfordshire History Centre
- Sheffield City Archives
- The National Archives
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 COVID-19 pandemic, which has presented exceptional challenges to archive services across the UK.
Archive Service Accreditation is supported by a partnership of the Archives and Records Association (ARA), Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW), National Records of Scotland (NRS), Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Scottish Council on Archives (SCA), The National Archives, and the Welsh Government through its Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales division.
The recent panel comprised committee members from PRONI, NRS and recruited professionals from across the archive sector to ensure the independent and impartial assessment of The National Archives and the National Library of Wales.
View the full list of accredited archive services
Find out more about Archive Service Accreditation and the COVID-19 pandemic
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Court records, ship’s papers and mail-in-transit revealing the details of French ships captured during the War of the Austrian Succession are now available online for the first time.
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The National Archives to publish court judgments19/04/2022 13:10:00
The National Archives has today taken on responsibility for the external publication of court judgments, creating the first publicly available government database of judgments.
First MOD service personnel records now available07/04/2022 11:15:00
The first tranche of Ministry of Defence (MOD) service personnel records recently (05 April 2022) made The National Archive’s catalogue and was made available for ordering.
Support for Ukraine25/03/2022 14:15:00
We have all seen the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine. Many of us are looking for different ways to help; as an institution, we are looking at practical ways to help our colleagues in Ukraine preserve their national archival collections that are in peril.
Step back in time with our 1920s evening at the 43 Club17/03/2022 16:43:00
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Prize Papers research portal launched24/02/2022 14:38:00
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Allocating a manuscript accepted in lieu of tax04/02/2022 13:43:00
Treaty of Dover, a register of the rights, obligations and arrangements pertaining to Dover Castle and its Constables, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum, c.1390-91.