Guidelines for donors, creators and vendors of large picture collections

NSLA libraries collect and preserve pictorial material as a primary part of the unique documentary record of Australia. They do so without a commercial imperative, documenting people, place and society in a considered way, and imagining future use. They respect the intellectual property, moral rights, cultural sensitivities and privacy of creators and subjects.

This guidelines template is designed to be adapted for re-use. The guidelines set out what libraries require from donors, creators or vendors of large picture collections: the kind of contextual information, descriptive information and technical attributes that enable collections to be made publicly accessible and easy to navigate. Compliance with these guidelines also assists libraries with the long-term preservation of large collections.