You may remember us tooting upon our own trumpets a few years ago dear readers when we were first given accredited archive status? Well please excuse us as we parp upon the brass again as we have recently been re-assessed and re-accredited, hooray!!
Archive Accreditation is the UK quality
standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service
delivery, and achieving this Accredited Status demonstrates that Orkney Archive
has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and
resourcing, collections care and meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
For more information on Archive
Accreditation see Archive
Service Accreditation - Archives sector (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
Orkney Archive first received Accredited
Status in 2017 and all accredited archive services must apply for accreditation
six years after the initial reward to retain their accredited status.
By achieving accreditation for the second
time, Orkney Archive have been able to demonstrate their commitment to
continuing development of the archive service and effective management of
The Accreditation panel which made the award commended the archive service on its
"really impressive engagement activity and its strong understanding of the island communities it serves. There is a responsive and positive approach to engagement work and also to developing digital capacity."
Join us do as we dance around the archives singing the Record Breakers theme tune and playing our (imaginary) trumpets.
Accredita-tion, that's what you need!