Archives Accreditation workshops to be held in January 2018

The Archive Service Accreditation Standard is currently undergoing a light-touch review. Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan Associates have been appointed to conduct the review on behalf of the partners - The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland), the Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW), The National Archives, National Records of Scotland, The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the Scottish Council on Archives, and the Welsh Government. The Review looking at the effectiveness of the application process and associated documentation through the experiences of practitioners. 

As part of this work two workshops for services that have yet to apply for Accreditation will be held. This includes those services with a specific submission deadline in mind be it next 12 months or 10 years’ time, services who would like to make an application but have no specific deadline in mind, and those services which do not intend to apply for Accreditation at all. The workshop will be exploring the motivations for making or not making applications, concerns and aspirations around Accreditation and identify potential improvements to the process and its documentation.  

The workshops will be relevant to staff who either make the decision as to whether the service will apply or who are responsible for pulling together the specific application.

The workshops will be held:  

  • London:  Wednesday 17th January 11am-3pm, Theatres Trust Resource Centre, 22 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0QL
  • Edinburgh: Tuesday 23 January, 11.30am -3.30pm, National Records of Scotland, General Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Lunch is included.

The outcomes of these workshops will be really important for informing the development of the Standard. If you would like to attend or have any questions please contact, Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan: elizabeth@ELIZABETHOC.CO.UK