Collections

Here you will find practical resources to assist collections management from acquisition through to access.

We’ve provided you with resources about collecting the local history of your area, carrying out significance assessments, cataloguing for discoverability, and providing access. It’s important that each of these steps are carried out.

Objects collected by historical societies may be of state or national heritage significance. These items can range from manuscripts to furniture to born-digital documents, and historical societies may also be the custodians of heritage buildings and sites.

Items are catalogued so that they can be discoverable in a digital system, either server or cloud based, private and/or public.

Then, collection materials are stored for preservation, and in the case of digital media processed and backed-up. The needs of the organisation will affect who can access the catalogue.