Re: Documenting inventories

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Hi Jennifer,
I’m in the process of establishing inventory practice for our museum collection as well. There are certain standards and such, but each institution has its own quirks and limitations. I found the National Park Service’s collections inventory policies helpful as a starting point. The document is thorough and not every part will apply to your institution, but it provides an excellent foundation for a document that may become part of your official collections management policy. The document on inventories can be found here:
http://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/MHII/mh2ch4.pdf