The Online Archive Toolkit is a combination of documents, reports and PDF’s that can be downloaded.

To access all sections and published items, use the ‘Category Cloud’ in the left hand column of this web page.

Toolkit Categories and Contents are described below.

0. INTRODUCTION

Access & Creation
How to Use the Online Archive Toolkit
Illustrations –

  • Table 1: Lifecycle of Information
  • Table 2: Lifecycle of Information

1. ACCESS

QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF

1. Who Is Your Archive For

2. Vision

3. Digital Access

4. Searching Your Archive

5. Partnerships

Further Detailed Reading

a. Using Archives : By Archives in Museums SSN

b. What are Archives : By Archives in Museums SSN

2. CREATION

QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKING

1. Where to Start

2. What Should be Archived

3. What is the Right Way to Collect

4. Storage and Preservation

5. Finance

6. Vision

7. Funding Streams

Further Detailed Reading

a. Physical Care of Archives : By Archives in Museums SSN

b. Preservation Guidelines : By National Register of Archives Scotland

3. CASE STUDIES

1. Black British Playwrights

2. Birmingham Youth Service

3. Black Cultural Archives

4. Cultural Exchange through Theatre In Education

5. Freedom Studios

6. Future Histories

7. Mirador

8. SALIDAA

9. Siobhan Davies Archive

10. Talawa Theatre Company

11. The Black Theatre Forum and Nitro Theatre Company

12. The Crucible Theatre Sheffield

13. The Oval House Theatre

14. In Depth Archive Case Studies

4. CATALOGUING

1. The Catalogue Where to Start

2. International Standards for Archiving: By the Archive Skills Consultancy

3. Records Management: By JISCinfonet Preservation Management of Digital Materials

4. DPC Handbook: Digital Preservation Handbook

5.  DIGITISATION

1. Data Protection Guide: By the Public Record Office 2000

2. Decision Tree: By the Digital Preservation Coalition Online

3. Archival Software: By the International Council on Archives Committee on Information Technology

6. DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

1. Development Agencies