Manage Your Collections (MYC) is available to any archive who would like to widen access to their collections information.
Current users include local authority archives, community archives, university archives, historic houses, specialist repositories, libraries and museums.
Access to Manage Your Collections requires an ARCHON code and a Discovery account. More information can be found on our sign-up page.
How are archives using it?
- As the only way of getting their collections data online.
- As a supplementary means of widening access to their collections.
- To edit and improve catalogue data that already exists on Discovery.
- To export collections data on Discovery to use within their archive (to fill gaps on their own information for example) or to share more widely with other archival networks.
The Archives Hub now offers a spreadsheet upload option and its template will work with the MYC metadata mapper. Please see the metadata mapper section on our Help page for more information if you would like to use the Hub template to upload to Discovery.
We have produced case studies of different archives who are currently using Manage Your Collections to publish their collections information online. Currently featuring a library, a museum and a community archive, they each describe their approach to cataloguing and why they chose MYC as their method of enabling online access to their rich archive collections.