Many Highland museums have turned to the Collection Management System eHive in recent years due to its simple and clear functionality, allowing museums to utilise volunteers to help with their documentation and collection management. Its ability to share objects online to a wide, international audience is an added bonus! To support museums in using eHive and training their volunteers as appropriate, here are some key resources to help you on your journey.
This ‘Connecting Collections Training Manual’ provides instructions on the parts of the collections documentation process that relate to the use of eHive. It was created by Jo Clements for Ullapool Museum.
This document from Project Ark entitled ‘Cataloguing Standards’ was created to support small museums in New Zealand in using e-Hive.
Dan from Grantown Museum (and also chair of MHH) has made a series of short films which introduce you to the platform and offer guidance on getting started using eHive.