Every year, for my own benefit, I attempt to bring the NQM Box Catalogue and its index up to date. It allows me to spot Orbat gaps and continue to fill in with models as new purchases are made. Older less accurate models are pushed down the Orbat. It’s dull. Enjoy!
Archiving is described thus by the The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, TW9 4DU :
“Cataloguing is an important aspect of documenting collections. It can:
- give you greater intellectual control over collections, creating accurate descriptions
- allow you to identify preservation/conservation needs
- widen access to descriptions and the collections themselves
- enable you to contribute data to archive networks“
Happily I can ignore most of this and just continue to bung stuff in boxes, with photos to remind me what still needs to be done. Still a way to go yet!