This information was compiled from a workshop for multicultural communities at the National Library in Canberra in June 2004.

The workshop was organised in collaboration with the National Archives of Australia as part of the Library’s Multicultural Documentary Heritage Project.  Collecting, preserving and conserving is what it is all about, and there are professional organisations and people who do this for a living, so what about the rest of us who are committed to preserving our history in our own communities, yet don’t have the training or expertise.

This handout has been compiled to give you some background knowledge of what is required when you start your collection.