There are many resources available online that can provide opportunities to tap into networks of like-minded individuals or groups sharing their knowledge and stories about collections, heritage and history, as well as resources that can provide authoratitive and helpful advice on a range of topics about the care of collections.
Public Record Office Victoria is developing a range of resources to assist community organisations care for their cultural collections. For digitisation resources, including video demonstration and training guide, visit the Just Digitise It! webpage.
- Ballarat Collections Network was formed in 2008 to help historical, cultural and heritage groups within the City of Ballarat to work collaboratively to care for and manage their collections, share knowledge, advice and development opportunities.
- Heritage Victoria is the Victorian State Government’s principal cultural (non-Indigenous) heritage agency, offering information and resources on a wide range of hertiage areas and issues.
- Royal Historical Society of Victoria is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria. The RHSV News blog provides the latest information on events, activities and news of the RHSV.
- The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material is a professional organisation whose members specialise in areas as diverse as antarctic heritage, furniture, photographs, gilded objects, digital media, costume, glass, collection management and environmental analysis.