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Community archives toolkit

About the toolkit

Help to manage and care for your collections

Collections management

How to take in, manage and make use of your collections


Tips to prolong the lifespan of your collections


Arrange, describe and record what's in your collections


Make, share and preserve digital copies of your collections

Interpretive planning

Display your collections to a wider audience

Oral history

Capture your community's valuable stories and memories

Archiving the Covid-19 pandemic

Advice on what and how to archive the Covid-19 pandemic

Volunteers in Community Archives

How to recruit, retain and reward new volunteers

Norfolk archives network forum

Connect with other community archive groups