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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

H-HistBibl, is an international network of librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services to support the study and teaching of history.

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

Image Permanence Institute, is a “recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural heritage.”

Graphics Atlas
DP3 Project
Dew Point Calculator
Sustainable Preservation Practices


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

CONTENTdm, build and showcase your digital collections on your personalized website with a subscription

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

Capturing our Community’s Voice with Multidisciplinary Approaches, OHA 2016 Conference Presentation

Oral History Review, publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory. They have an OHR Blog.

H-Oralhist, a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

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)

SOHA News Blog

Oral History in the Digital Age

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

Oral History in the Liberal Arts
Oral History Society: Britain and Northern Ireland

In the Oral History Toolbox

Oral History Primer)

Public History:

Society for History in the Federal Government, to promote study and broad understanding of the history of the US government

National Council on Public History

H-Public, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Public is devoted to the promotion of public history both within the profession and among our assorted public audiences.

H-Digital-History, The Association for History and Computing (AHC) exists to encourage and maintain interest in the use of computers in all types of historical studies at all levels, in both teaching and research.

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

H-Local, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-LOCAL encourages scholarly discussion of state and local history and museums and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

American Association for State and Local History

California Association of Museums


National Parks Service, They have the NPS Oral History project that shares stories about their sites and people.

Outspoken: A COPH Podcast, The Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History “incorporates current projects, oral histories, and archival material into monthly conversations.”
The Wisdom Project Podcast, a Doug Boyd series for the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

Amplify, the oral history podcast network

Storycorps, “Unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage & poetry in their words.”

Vintage Orange, A weekly UCI radio program hosted by Ellen Bell that features Orange County history