Policies and Procedures


SEWBReC operates a set of policies and procedures to guide its activities and to ensure consistency in its operations.

Our policies and procedures have been adapted from guidance issued by the National Biodiversity Network in its publications on 'Running a Local Record Centre' [copies available for £30 including P&P from the NBN Trust Secretariat - Email: support@nbn.org.uk].

Through the implementation of these policies and procedures, SEWBReC meets all the 'Essential Functions' and an increasing number of the 'Enhanced Functions' of a Local Records Centre as set out in the NBN Position Statement on Local Records Centres (click here to download the full text of this position statement).

SEWBReC's current set of Policies and Procedures are under review to bring them into line with the format and content of the NBN Position Statement on Local Records Centres and to reflect developments and improvements in our services since our launch in August 2005.

A selection of key policies are available for download below in their current format. The full SEWBReC policy statement will be made available via this website when it is available.

  • Data ownership and acquisition [coming shortly]
  • Controlling access to data [coming shortly]
  • Charging


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