Your museum knows how to manage and protect its physical collection – but it is also responsible for an increasing number of digital assets: images, collection records, papers and publications, and born-digital collections. How do you organise, manage, protect, and preserve these valuable resources? This section gives you some useful resources to help you think about and deal with your digital collections.

About Organising Digital Collections

Guide to cataloguing digital collections

(Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage, Canada)
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Approaches to Describing Images

(JISC Digital Media, UK)
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How to name a new digital file

(JISC Digital Media, UK)
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The SPECTRUM Digital Asset Management

(Collections Link, UK)
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Digital Preservation Toolkit

(Canadian Heritage Information Network)
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Electronic Media Collections Care for Small Museums and Archives

(Canadian Conservation Institute)
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Tools For Setting Up and Funding a Digitization Project

Digitization Standards

(Canadian Heritage Information Network)
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AABC Archivist’s toolkit

(Archives Association of BC)
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BC History Digitization Program

(University of British Columbia)
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West Beyond the West portal for digitized historical collections

(BC Digitization Coalition)
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