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Practical steps for volunteers and staff in small to medium organisations in Australia that are collecting digital items, undertaking digitisation, and providing online access to their collections.

1. Plan

Toolkit Stage 1: Plan

A number of decisions need to be made before embarking on a collection digitisation project in your organisation.

2. Prepare

Digital Access to Collections Stage 2 : Prepare

Writing a digital access plan, sourcing software and equipment and other pre-digitisation considerations.

3. Digitise

Digital Access to Collections Stage 3 : Digitise

The process of digitising items, saving them correctly, applying metadata and managing digital assets.

4. Share

Digital Access to Collections Stage 4 : Share

Providing access to digitised collections via open data platforms, and enhancing your organisation’s profile with social media.