The National Archives provides advice and guidance on:

  • how to formally document ownership
  • how to improve access to your collections information once records have been catalogued

Archive Service Accreditation defines current good practices and agreed standards for documenting collections and provides guidance on meeting the standard.

In this section we provide some basic information about the different activities which are involved in this work.

Loan agreements and accessions registers

Loan agreements and accessions registers focuses on:

  • drawing up loan agreements
  • capturing information about new accessions

Cataloguing and archives networks

Cataloguing and archives networks provides information on:

  • the process of cataloguing
  • electronic cataloguing systems
  • contributing to archives networks