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Archive Accreditation: A first for Special Collections!

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Special Collections at the University of Bradford is an Accredited Archive Service.  Accreditation is a new UK standard for managing archives.  Accredited archive services take proper care of the wonderful collections they hold and work hard to make them available to students, staff, local people and anyone who might benefit from engaging with them.  The award means that everyone who uses our collections, or donates materials to us, can be sure that we are managing them to the highest standard.

We were the first English university to achieve Accreditation (in August 2014).  The initial award was provisional: we submitted a revised application addressing the issues in June 2016. In August 2016 we were delighted to announce that we have received full Accreditation.  This is a great achievement for a university which until 2000 had no professional special collections staffing at all.  It reflects not only the hard work of the Special Collections staff, but of colleagues throughout the library and the university.

Accolade for Archives more information about our Full Accreditation, August 2016.

Find out more about Accreditation: National Archives Archive Service Accreditation web page.