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PAS 197

Date added 17 December 2009
Last edited 17 December 2009

Full Title

BSI PAS 197: Code of Practice for Cultural Collections Management


PAS 197 documents consensus across the museum, library and archive professions, to inform senior managers how cultural collections are best managed. It covers the provision, implementation and maintenance of a collections management framework including: policies, processes, procedures and supporting standards. It is applicable to all types and sizes of cultural collections.

Standards Developing Organisation

Collections Trust


No available information

Lifecycle Action

Whole Lifecycle

Standard Framework

Digital Archive Standards

Standard Type

Reference Models and Frameworks

Current Version

Further Information

Collections Link News: Code of Practice for Collections Management [external]
Press release from the Collections Trust regarding PAS 197 from June 2009

Alternative Current Versions


Previous Versions


Referenced Standards

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
Bliss Bibliographic Classification
BS 10008: Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information - Specification
BS 8723: Structured vocabularies for information retrieval - Guide
DDC: Dewey Decimal Classification System
EAD DTD: Encoded Archival Description Document Type Definition
ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description
ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description
ISDF: International Standard for Describing Functions
ISDIAH: International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings
ISO 14721: Space Data and Information Transfer Systems - Open Archival Information Systems - Reference Model
ISO 15836, Information and Documentation - The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
ISO 2709: Information and Documentation - Format for Information Interchange
LCC: Library of Congress Classification
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
MARC21: MAchine-Readable Cataloguing 21
NCA Rules: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names
PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata