Mission, aims, and policies
The Isle of Wight County Record Office will collect, conserve and make accessible records which reflect the history and diversity of the Island and its inhabitants for the benefit of present and future generations, using these records to inform local decision-making, and strengthen local community and cultural identity.
The Isle of Wight County Record Office will:
- collect, conserve and catalogue records which reflect the history and diversity of the Isle of Wight
- make these records universally accessible to enhance appreciation and understanding of the richness and diversity of the heritage of the Isle of Wight
- assist the Isle of Wight Council and other bodies in transparent and effective decision-making by providing evidence of previous actions
- promote the archive through an outreach programme across the Island and adjacent communities, publishing articles in local publications and making use of the Isle of Wight Council Website and social media
- develop partnerships with other Heritage organisations across the Island and further afield, to develop, widen and diversify the delivery of services
- work with the Isle of Wight Council and record offices in the region to keep abreast of developments in digital preservation
- our work supports the vision of the Isle of Wight Council to make the Island an inspiring place in which to grow up work and visit
- our service is a key element in the commitment of the Isle of Wight Council to consider the opportunities for securing long term sustainable access to the Island's heritage, working towards regeneration of the Island
- we are committed to the core values of the Isle of Wight Council, including transparent decision making, protecting and nurturing the environment and heritage, and being sensitive to local needs and concerns in everything we do.
Record Office policies
If you have any queries after reading our policies, contact us for more information.