Archives Outside

For people who love, use and manage archives

Archives Outside - For people who love, use and manage archives


We will be adding resources, links and items of interest here over time.

Useful Links

Practical Guides for Small archives and Community Groups

  • Keeping Archives (3rd Edition)
    (This is a practical guide “which addresses the real life challenges of working with archives” . It is published by the Australian Society of Archivists and may be purchased online.)
  • National Library of Australia – For Community Groups
    (This page contains links to two useful guides for beginners 1. Preserving Australia’s Documentary Heritage: A Starter Kit for Community Groups and 2.Preserving Australia’s Multicultural Documentary Heritage.)


Descriptive Standards


Managing local collections

Photographs – tip for dating

Useful collection networks

  • Arts NSW
    (This is the website of the NSW Governments arts funding and policy body. It contains useful information about funding and opportunities.)
  • Museums and Galleries NSW
    (Museums and Galleries NSW support  and promote the development of regional, community and public museums and galleries across NSW. The website contains information about grants as well as some useful fact sheets on a range of topics in the Resources section.)
  • Collections Australia Network – Australian cultural heritage collections online
    (CAN provides online public search access, professional development resources and links to the Australian collections sector.)
  • Jenny Cairns says:

    thats a good little list there – thanks for sharing. The dating photo’s pdf is what I was after, and searching for but the rest is pretty helpful too

    October 26, 2010 at 7:14 am
  • Fiona Sullivan says:

    Thanks for the feedback Jenny. The dating photographs PDF can be found here: .

    October 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm
  • Alex says:

    The dating photo’s guide is incredible. I managed to match some photo’s up from the number plate tips.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm
  • Anthea Brown says:

    That’s great to hear, Alex! I especially like those number plate tips.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:17 am
  • Art Taylor says:

    I have tried to download your pdf of tips for dating photos, using Safari and Firefox. Each browser downloads a 433 KB file but after three attempts, I have been unable to open this document. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

    Art Taylor

    June 7, 2012 at 7:57 am
  • Anthea Brown says:

    Hi Art, I’m not sure why it’s not downloading properly for you. I’ve just tested this and it worked fine. I will email you a copy, let me know if you have any problems with that.

    June 7, 2012 at 8:25 am