Authors:Dr Pauline Joseph, Professor Marian Tye
Community sporting groups commonly hold collections of data and artefacts but frequently lack the resources and expertise to maintain accurate record of them. While a move to digitising records will assist with this into the future, there is firstly a need for groups to audit and understand their collections before deciding if and how to move to digitised platforms.
The Guide for Establishing Community Archives is part of a toolkit for use by community sporting groups to carry out this audit and manage their collections more effectively. The Guide will provide background on what makes a community archive, how groups can develop a collection policy, and techniques to implement when managing collections, as well as introducing groups to the WA Collections digital platform. As part of the Guide , a Collection Management Checklist provides a self-assessment tool for groups to determine what next steps are most applicable to their collection situation.
Currently in draft form – prototype guidelines and checklist expected early 2019.
Developed with the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University