Connecting Collections, March 2010. Laura Whitton, What the new Collections Link can do for you?

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A presentation by Laura Whitton, Networks Officer for the Collections Trust, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

A presentation by Laura Whitton, Networks Officer for the Collections Trust, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

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  • 1. What the new Collections Link can do for you? Connecting Collections: Successful partnership working across the heritage sector 05-March-2010
  • 2. Collections Link Launched by the Collections Trust in 2006, providing a focus for the international collections management community Re-launching in April 2010, following extensive consultation with practitioners A platform for practitioners to connect with colleagues, find expert advice and contribute best practice guidance to the community
  • 3. A comprehensive online library of best practice resources and guidelines Tools to help you connect with other collections practitioners, expert groups, specialist networks and training providers An enhanced database of training and skills development opportunities An online shop selling Collections Management publications and resources New Collections Link website
  • 4.
    • A network of Collections Management practitioners
    • Register with the website to:
    • Contribute resources
    • Comment on resources, give a thumbs up!
    • Upload training and events listings
    • Create or join social networks
    • Receive discounts at the online shop
    A community of practice
  • 5.
    • Content from national organisations including:
    • Collections Trust
    • Institute of Conservation
    • British Library Preservation Advisory Centre
    • The National Archives
    • Museums Galleries Scotland
    • Culture24
    • AIM
    • Content from other registered users including museums, libraries, archives, consultants and trainers
    Content library
  • 6.
    • Online networks allow users to:
    • Network with colleagues
    • Share content with other users
    • Send messages to group members
    • Invite new members
    Online Networks
  • 7. Online directory of training courses and professional development opportunities Listings of conferences and events Searchable by subject, date and location Registered users able to upload their own training and events listings Training and events listings
  • 8. Collections Trust publications, including books in the Practical Guides series Collections Trust documentation forms and registers 10% discount on all Collections Trust products for registered Collections Link users Third party products on sale from 2010-2011 Online shop
  • 9.
    • Online tutorials to help you:
    • Search for content
    • Upload resources
    • Set up or join an online network
    Help and guidance
  • 10. Visit the website: Follow us on Twitter: Find out more Laura Whitton Networks Officer Collections Trust [email_address] Eleanor Lovegrove Marketing Officer Collections Trust [email_address]
  • 11. What can you contribute? What do you need access to? Are you running training courses? Are you in a network? Fill in the Collections Link postcard and enter a prize draw! What can the new Collections Link do for you?