This project has explored efficient and cost-effective ways of cataloguing and archiving heritage collections, enabling faster public access to archives.
The project's current focus is on developing a strategic framework and a standard core set of metadata for archival collections.
- Tool developed and tested to measure cost and time required for archival accessioning (2012-13)
- Compilation of guidelines for library staff assisting donors to prepare personal digital archives for transfer to NSLA libraries (2011)
- Fast access to archives report (2010).
Working group members
- Nicola Frean, National Library of New Zealand (project manager)
- Ross Latham, State Library of Tasmania (project manager)
- Gavin Bannerman, State Library of Queensland
- Tracy Bradford, State Library of New South Wales
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Jean Butler, State Library of Westerm Australia
- Tony Leschen, State Library of South Australia
- Kevin Molloy, State Library of Victoria
- Suzanne Saunders, State Library of South Australia
- Kylie Scroope, National Library of Australia
- Karen Stone, State Library of Queensland
Image: State Library of New South Wales
Second and final edition of guidelines prepared by the Archival Collections project group. (2011)
Update to NSLA on the progress of the Description and Cataloguing project, and proposal for a sub-project to develop models and guidelines for making collection lists searchable via Trove. (March 2010)
Recommendations for the creation of searchable descriptive lists for archival collections. (November 2010)