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  Managing Archeological Collections Access and Use Distance Learning


The following links take you to useful web sites that are directly related to this section. Remember, you are often leaving the National Park Service when you go to these sites. Although we recommend them, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of their content.

For examples of online collection databases, catalogs, and exhibits, go to the Links page of The Future section of this course.

Examples of Access and Use Policies and Procedures
Florida Museum of Natural History Use Policy
Nova Scotia Museum Use policy
The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Researcher Access Policy (PDF)
Tehama County, CA Museum Use Policy

Examples of Loan Policies and Other Loan Information
Amer. Assoc. of Museums Guidelines on Exhibiting Borrowed Objects
Illinois State Museum Loan Program
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnography Loan Policy
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology –
          Loan Conditions
          Service Charges and Loan Fees

Examples of Archeological Public Programs and Education
Alexandria Archaeology Educational and Public Programs
Project Archaeology – in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management
Southeast Archeological Center Public Interpretation Initiative Program
State archeology weeks and months (NPS)
Public Archeology Facility, SUNY Binghamton

Examples of Research Gateways for Bibliography and Archives
National Archeological Database - Reports module
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Online Computer Library Center

Collections Database Standards
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
          International Committee for Documentation
          International Guidelines for Museum Object Information

Examples of Finding Aids
EAD Encoded Finding Aids Currently Online – UC, Berkeley
Kansas State Historical Society Finding Aids
National Anthropological Archives Finding Aids

Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright information – Conservation OnLine
Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Mall
Intellectual Property Rights Action Chart. CRM 23(5): Online Only.
United States Copyright Office – The Library of Congress

Other Access and Use Information
Anasazi Heritage Center (includes online artifacts, exhibit and traveling loan information)
Archaeological Research Institute (includes research, collections, and on-line resources information)
Kennewick Man information, NPS
National NAGPRA Program, NPS
Oriental Museum Collections Management (includes research and public program information)
Partnership Opportunities for Managing Federally Associated Collections (conferences with paper abstracts and discussions)
Joint Statement on Access: Guidelines for Access to Original Research Materials – American Library Association & Society of American Archivists

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