Historical Collections

Plaque of Ludwig leichhardt memorial

Isaac Regional Council’s Regional Library Service holds collections of historical, original items of local significance in each of its eight libraries.

Council contracted a Museum Development Officer using funds from a RADF grant to perform a Significance Assessment on these collections in 2010. From this document a Collection Policy and a Gift/Donation Form were developed:

Original Materials Collection Significance Assessment 2010 (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Original Materials Collection Policy (PDF, 360.4 KB)
Donations or Gift Agreement Form (PDF, 101KB)

The Original Materials Collections currently housed in each of the libraries tell the stories of our very diverse communities. The intention is to preserve, digitise and catalogue the collections and eventually to have them accessible via the online public access catalogue.


Preserving Your Digital Treasures

The State Library of Queensland has many resources to help you preserve and care for your collections at home or work. A how to guide and also webcasts are available.

The National and State Libraries Australiasia also have a Personal Digital Archive Toolkit to assist you in preserving your digital collections. View the video and other information here.

Photos have rich personal meaning. And photos are unique: if they are lost, the information they provide can never be replaced. Find out how to preserve your digital Photographs here.