Guidance

Explore documents in English and Welsh that explain and manage 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.

Getting Started with Archive Service Accreditation (PDF, 0.42 MB)

Dechrau Arni – Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau (PDF, 0.59 MB)

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.

Archive Service Accreditation standard (PDF, 0.46MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Y Safon (PDF, 0.45MB)

Archive Service Accreditation guidance (PDF, 1.33 MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau:Canllawiau (PDF, 1.32 MB)

Archive Service Accreditation: Scalability (PDF, 0.21MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau:Graddfeydd (PDF, 0.38MB)

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.

Eligibility guidance (PDF, 0.93MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Meini Prawf Cymhwyster (PDF, 0.96MB)

Application forms

The documents in this section are for reference only.

Archive Service Accreditation application form (for reference only) (PDF, 0.91MB)

Achrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau: Ffurflen gais (PDF, 0.86MB)

Application form for review of Archive Service Accreditation (for reference only) (PDF, 0.30MB)

Ffurflen Gais Adolygu’r Gwasanaeth Archifau Achrededig (PDF, 0.34MB)

Withdrawal of Archive Service Accreditation

The following document explains the circumstances in which accredited status may be withdrawn.

Statement of withdrawal of Archive Service Accreditation (PDF, 0.13MB)

Datganiad ar Dynnu Statws Achrededig yn Ôl (PDF, 0.28MB)

Archive Service Accreditation Online Community

The Archive Service Accreditation Online Community is a discussion forum for archive services that are in the early stages of planning their application for Archive Service Accreditation.  It also includes a library of resources such as case studies that will help archive services through the early planning stages of making an application.

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.

Archive Service Accreditation glossary (PDF, 0.2MB)

Geira Archrediad Gwasanaethau Archifau (PDF, 0.21MB)

Cross reference tables (XLS, 0.06MB)

Guidance Note: How does Place of Deposit administration interact with Archive Service Accreditation

Frequently asked questions

Find out more about Archive Service Accreditation by reading our frequently asked questions below.

Archive Service Accreditation FAQs (PDF, 0.35MB)

How to define an archive

For more information on what an archive is, read What are archives? (PDF, 0.15MB)