Oops! I realise I haven’t mentioned the Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management (PAS 197: 2009). The Code is relevant to libraries, archives and museums, and offers a strategic framework for senior managers on collection management, development, information (i.e. cataloguing/metadata) and care.
PAS 197 underlies the new archives accreditation standard, which is why I have been investigating it.
- Here’s some thoughts from Nick Poole on the creation and purpose of PAS 197.
- Archives and PAS 197 from the Archives Hub.
You can get hold of the Code from British Standards Online. NB If your organisation doesn’t subscribe to BSOL, I wouldn’t necessarily rush to buy a copy as they are expensive – take a look at what’s been written about it to see how relevant the Code is to you.