This resource explores pre-entry and provides guidance on how to deal in advance with archaeological archives entering your collection. This will not be relevant for all collections but any that involve types of fieldwork will need to document the pre-entry process.
Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Object entry. For the procedure itself follow this link.
As part of its work with documentation standards the Collections Trust (and its predecessor body MDA) has, since the 1970s, been developing and maintaining a scheme which allows the identification of UK collection-holding organisations and their collections through “codes” which are unique to each organisation.