Explore documents in English and Welsh that explain the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme.
Understanding Archive Service Accreditation
This document is an introductory guide to Archive Service Accreditation and will help archive services in the early stages of planning their application.
Meeting the Standard
The documents in this section will help you understand Archive Service Accreditation and what is expected from an archive service in meeting the requirements of the standard.
Meeting the eligibility criteria
The documents in this section will help you understand whether an archive service is eligible to apply for Archive Service Accreditation.
When making an application for accreditation, archive services should use the online application system.
The documents in this section are for reference only.
Withdrawal of Archive Service Accreditation
The following document explains the circumstances in which accredited status may be withdrawn.
Archive Service Accreditation e-learning
This e-learning course is for anyone working with archive collections who wishes to find out about Archive Service Accreditation. It provides a general introduction to the scheme and will help participants take the first steps towards making an application.
The scalability calculator is a straightforward method to help an archive service assess where it sits on the scalability scale. The scale can be found in Guidance on Scalability.
Understanding the terminology and the relationship to other standards
The following documents explain some of the terms used in Archive Service Accreditation and the relationship of Archive Service Accreditation to other standards.
How to define an archive
For more information on what an archive is, read What are archives? (PDF, 0.15 MB).