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Cataloguing guidelines for community archives

Second Edition published in 2017

The Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) has developed a set of cataloguing guidelines for community archives.

Professional cataloguing standards can be somewhat intimidating for non-archivists, so the guidelines offer a minimal standard for cataloguing that aims to be realistic and user-friendly. We have tried to keep the guidance short and simple.

If you follow these guidelines, the records kept by your heritage project will be consistent with existing widely-used professional catalogue standards.

You can download a copy of the guidelines free of charge, but we ask you to complete the download form first (though this is optional).

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Download the Cataloguing Guidelines (Second Edition, 2017)