Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives and Information Services
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives and Information Services was published in 1995 by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The Protocols were endorsed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library, Information and Resource Network (ATSILIRN). They were updated in 2005. Click here.
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. Societies that are not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee need to provide financial and director information to the ACNC. Click here.
Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
ASIC provide useful information on forming a not-for-profit or charitable organisation and the different company structures. Click here.
Fair Trading NSW
Fair Trading NSW provides useful information on incorporating and running an association. Click here.
Federation of Australian Historical Societies (FAHS)
The RAHS is a member of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies. Its website has a number of useful documents on disaster planning and recovery, heritage identification and protection and heritage tourism. Click here.
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia provides information on contributing to ‘Digitised newspapers on Trove’. Click here for information on how organisations can contribute digitised newspaper content, and guidelines to plan and prepare budget bids. Click here for an overview of the Newspaper Digitisation Program workflow process.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria has published a Guide to the establishment and operation of historical societies, which provides sample policies, procedures, guidelines and forms. These are intended to provide, as guides only, assistance for groups preparing documents for managing their own collections, with articles and links to online resources: “…this Guide is provided to help historical societies reach out to their communities, make their research, collections and programs accessible to their communities and to contribute to their community’s interest and excitement in the history of our state.” Click here.
State Records NSW
State Records NSW, in partnership with the Royal Australian Historical Society, held a series of free workshops on Managing Local Collections in regional NSW between July and December 2012. The workshop covered the following areas: storage; developing collection policies; arranging and describing collections; conservation and preservation; databases; digitisation and access policies.
Click here for more information and links on the Archives Outside blog.
Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the community. It has useful guidelines and templates for managing volunteers. Click here.