This title provides a practical way of making sense of the vast array of available information on how to care for, document, develop and provide access to collections. It sets out how to implement an integrated collections management framework, as set out clearly in the PAS 197:2009 Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management.
The book will be of particular interest to curators, collections managers, archivists and librarians, both paid and voluntary, as well as top managers, trustees and all those involved in running a collecting organisation. It can be used as a step-by-step guide to establish an integrated collections management framework, or as an introduction to the best practice laid out in the PAS 197. This would particularly appeal to those wishing to review their systems against current recommended practice.
Author Susanna Hillhouse has a wealth of experience in the collections community, and provides a wide-range of expert training and advice. The title is written in eight parts: Introduction; Terms and definitions; Collections Management framework; Collections development; Collections information; Collections access; Collections care and conservation; and Key steps in setting up your framework.