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Lincoln Archive Awarded Archive Service Accreditation

6 Dec 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Lincoln Archive has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, which is granted for up to six years.

Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK-wide quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery, recognises achievement and drives improvement within the archive sector. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that the Lincoln Archive has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

In its report, the Accreditation Panel specifically congratulated the Lincoln Archive for delivering a comprehensive service in support of the College. In particular, it commented on its excellent digital work, strong student engagement and ambition of the service.

Lindsay McCormack, Lincoln's Archivist, commented: “I am delighted that, alongside New College Archive, we are the first of the Oxford colleges to receive this prestigious national accolade. It is magnificent that a forward-looking institution draws on its past in so many diverse ways. The rigorous Accreditation process highlighted Lincoln’s commitment to preserving and promoting its long history for the benefit of its Members and the wider community."

Archive Service Accreditation is supported by a partnership of the Archives and Records Association (UK), Archives and Records Council Wales, National Records of Scotland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Scottish Council on Archives, The National Archives; and the Welsh Government through its Culture division.

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