Leeds University Library

Special Collections awarded accredited status

Published Monday 28 November 2016

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Recognition from The National Archives

Special Collections, Leeds University Library, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives.

The award signifies that Special Collections meets national standards for the care and management of its collections. The assessors congratulated Special Collections on its positive development over recent years and noted that the service "is on a very positive upwards trajectory".

They also welcomed the impact of the Treasures Gallery in broadening audience engagement with the collections.

Joanne Fitton, Head of Special Collections, said "We are extremely proud of our achievement, reflecting our continuous improvements and best practice in the management and accessibility of our rich archival collections, open to all."

Archive accreditation is the UK standard for archive services. It defines good archive practice and highlights agreed standards across the archive sector.

Awards are decided by the UK Archive Sector Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector.

Further information about the scheme can be found on The National Archives website.