Monday 30 July 2018

PRONI receives 1st Archive Accreditation Award in NI

Congratulations are due to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) after it achieved Accredited Archive Service status – the first such award made in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation is managed by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership, a body which defines good practice and agreed standards for archive services across the UK; its accreditation panel looks at an organisation’s ability to develop, care for, and provide access to its collections, and those areas such as resources and planning which underpin those activities.

PRONI's Director Dr Michael Willis commented: 'This prestigious Award is a significant achievement and milestone for PRONI and I am delighted and proud that PRONI was assessed as reaching the national standard enabling us to be awarded Archive Service Accreditation. This is welcome recognition of PRONI's good practices and quality services and is testimony to the ongoing hard work of all PRONI staff to make PRONI the best archive that it can be!‎'

See a list of the 17 UK institutions who gained Accreditation in the last ASA panel here.