First two Archives Accreditation Workshops held

February Webinair announced

Workshops in Edinburgh and York have already taken place as part of the process of creating the Archives Accreditation standard. The fully-booked workshops will continue in London and mid-Wales. 

The workshops will be followed by the co-creation of the scheme through an online platform, designed to ensure maximum input from those who work in archives, governing bodies and decision-makers, funders, researchers and archives user groups.

Anyone who has not participated in a workshop (and those who have and want to experience it again!) is invited to a Webinar – a condensed version of the workshop, to take place on 9 February from 10am to midday.

The Webinair  will:
• Introduce participants to the aims of the Archives Accreditation scheme
• Outline the research and development undertaken so far
• Test the proposed principles and processes using the knowledge and experience of the sector
• Introduce the next steps process that will be used collaboratively to create the standard.

Those wishing to take part will need a computer with internet access, and a phone line. To receive an invitation to the webinar on Creating Archives Accreditation please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Further information about Accreditation

The development of a UK wide scheme for the accreditation of archives service is being led by a partnership of sector bodies. Archives Accreditation will encourage and recognise excellence and development by certifying the achievement of best practice. Widely recognised as playing a pivotal role in the increasing the strength of sectors, accreditation schemes also assist organisations to plan and design services, secure support and demonstrate performance.