Collections Trust is committed to developing Spectrum-based guidance on how to rethink Cataloguing – 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.
Over the next few months Collections Trust will be gathering and developing content to support this aim; encouraging the sector to recognise cataloguing as an open ended and flexible activity, to meet the needs and priorities of different users, rather than a finite ‘data entry’ exercise. They want to hear from you, for example:
- are there gaps in the existing guidance?
- is the existing Cataloguing scope fit for purpose?
- have you come across common misapprehensions and misunderstandings?
- is more guidance needed to develop policy that is fit for purpose and inclusive?
As part of this process, they are inviting you to join a series of consultation discussions.