Introduction

If you’re establishing or reviewing Archives, you can rely on Joanna’s experience, knowledge and skills to give you the assurance that you are set on the right path.

If you need help managing your current business records – electronic or paper - Joanna offers records management advice and services, ensuring your current records are well managed through their active life to destruction or retention as archives.

If you are responsible for heritage or cultural collections and need assistance setting up information systems for them, Joanna has extensive background in art and artifact collection management.

Records and information management

Computer screen showing list, on desk are folders and digital media.

Ensure that records, paper or electronic, can be quickly located and easily shared.

Control records accumulation, confidently destroy what is no longer needed. 

Services offered include:

  • Information management programme design and implementation
  • Reviewing records management operations and developing new strategies
  • Policy, standards, procedures and guidelines development
  • Classification and metadata design and implementation
  • Records appraisal, retention & disposal schedule development
  • Digital records management and archiving
  • Training, tailored to meet the needs of the client

 Archives management 

Confidently select what is of archival value.

Ensure policies, standards and processes are in place for long-term preservation and access.

Services offered include:

  • Developing strategies, writing strategic and business plans for archives of all sizes
  • Feasibility studies for new operations or premises
  • Reviewing archival operations, facilities and systems to find efficiencies or improve care
  • Designing new archives programmes or services
  • Appraisal of records to determine value
  • Development of policies, procedures and standards for archives
  • Arrangement and description
  • Digitisation and digital preservation for archives, including selection, preparation, description, etc

Heritage collections management

Organise and document collections to best serve owners, donors and users.

Services offered include:

 
  • Feasibility studies for new operations or premises
  • Reviewing operations, facilities and systems to find efficiencies or improve care
  • Development of strategies, policies, procedures and standards for collection management
  • Documentation of collections to capture intellectual and management requirements
  • Appraisal of collections to determine the value of items and appropriate treatment