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American Historical Association

Humanities & Social Sciences Online (H-Net)

Phi Alpha Theta: a national history honor society


Connecting to Collections Care Online Community

Society of American Archivists

Society of California Archivists

Conservation OnLine

Library of Congress Digital Preservation

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Academy of Certified Archivists

Accessioning Guidance and Policy | National Archives

A Manual for Small Archives – the Archives Association of British Columbia

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Registrars Committee of the American Alliance of Museums & Listserv for registars

Preparation, Art Handling, and Collections Care Information Network

Northeast Document Conservation Center: Preservation 101

A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections

Practical Collections Care: A Syllabus

National Archives | Information Management Resources, United Kingdom

Film Care.org

Collections Trust, United Kingdom Museums

Information Management Systems:

ArchivesSpace, open source archives information management application for managing and providing web access to archives, manuscripts and digital objects

Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions

PastPerfect Museum Collection Software & PastPerfect Version 5.0 User Guide

Oral History:

Oral History Association (OHA)Gathering & preserving historical information through recorded interviews
OHMS: Oral History Metadata Synchronizer – Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries Online resource for OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer). A digital tool to enhance online access to oral history

Southwest Oral History Association

SOHA News Blog

Oral History in the Digital Age

Digitalomium: Oral History, Archives, and Digital Technology: Blog by Doug Boyd

Oral History Society: Britain and Northern Ireland

In the Oral History Toolbox

Oral History Primer)

Public History:

Society for History in the Federal Government | Bringing together government professionals, academics, consultants, students, and citizens interested in understanding federal history work and the historical development of the federal government.

National Council on Public History

California Council for the Promotion of History

National Parks Service Museum Management Handbook

Exhibitions for Beginners Workshop by Society of California Archivists

Museum Networks:

The American Alliance of Museums The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community.

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

American Association for State and Local History

California Association of Museums

Research Centers:

Center for Oral and Public History at CSUF

CSULB Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation

UC Irvine Special Collections & Archives

UCLA Library Special Collections

UC Berkeley Oral History Center

Concordia University Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling in Quebec, Canada

Orange County Archives & Organizations:

Orange County Archives

Orange County Historical Commission

OC Parks

OC Museums, Historical Societies, and Historic Sites:

Orange County Historical Society

Bowers Museum

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Heritage Museum of Orange County

Howe-Waffle House – Santa Ana Historical Society

Fullerton Museum

Heritage House – Fullerton Arboretum

Brea Museum & Historical Society

Newland House Museum — Huntington Beach Historical Society

Irvine Historical Society

Tustin Area Historical Society

Costa Mesa Historical Society

Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

Laguna Beach Historical Society

Laguna Woods History Center

Arden: Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens

Cooper Center

Heritage Hill Historical Park

Irvine Ranch Historic Park

George Key Ranch Historic Park

Old Orange County Courthouse

Ramon Peralta Adobe Historic Site

Historic Yorba Cemetery