Retrospective Documentation Requirements


The improvement of the standard of information about objects and collections to meet minimum standards by the documentation of new information for existing objects and collections.


  • Define the purposes of the organisation's documentation system. The primary purpose should be to establish accountability and access;
  • Define the organisation's understanding of the backlogs it has;
  • Work towards reducing its backlog;
  • Review progress on reducing the backlog on a regular basis;
  • Work towards an overall improvement in the quality of information held about objects and collections;
  • Review progress on the overall improvement in the quality of information on a regular basis.

Standards, Guidelines + Use Cases

Use Cases and Community Design Workshop Notes

Spectrum Procedure: Retrospective Documentation

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Associated Services

Definition and requirements from:
Spectrum Version 3.1
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