Managing the information that gives your collections meaning, not as an end in itself but to record and retrieve what is known about your objects.
Most museums create some kind of structured catalogue record for each object, or group of objects, either on computer or cards. Such records give an at-a-glance summary of key facts and they can be indexed so you can find information when you need it. Catalogue records should also cross-refer to other relevant information held on file (eg in another part of your computer-based system or in a filing cabinet of object history files) or published elsewhere.
Click the link on the right-hand side to view the procedure on the Collections Trust website.