More than 6,000 professionals have now joined the Collections Trust’s two specialist networks - Collections Link and CT’s Collections Management Group on LinkedIn. Each Group now has more than 3,000 members, who are engaging actively with colleagues and benefitting from a unique source of quality, high-value information and advice.
The Collections Link network has grown 72% in the past year and its eNewsletter now has more than 1,000 registered subscribers. An average of 35 new members are signing up to CT’s LinkedIn Group every week, and 52% of its members are directors, senior managers or managers. On average five new discussions are started each month, attracting an average of 10 comments each.
Collections Link members and CL eNewsletter subscribers will shortly be quizzed to define their information and service requirements and help develop the service. Signing up for free membership provides extra benefits including opportunities to create or join online discussion groups.
“Swift growth over the past year of both of these communities demonstrates the need collections professionals have to network with each other, engage in meaningful discussion, and access high-quality information and advice“, says Collections Trust’s Partnerships Manager Laura Whitton. “I strongly urge all those managing collections in the UK and internationally to join our communities and take advantage of all the benefits they provide in these difficult and fast-changing times”
Information about Collections Link and its eNewsletter is online at www.collectionslink.org.uk
Further information and Press enquiries
Nick Poole, Chief Executive, Collections Trust. Tel 0207 942 6080 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Woolley, Development Director, Collections Trust. Tel: 0207 942 6084, e-mail email@example.com.
The Collections Trust is an independent UK-based organisation working with museums, libraries, galleries and archives worldwide to improve the management of their Collections. Its mission is to help museums, galleries, libraries and archives unlock the potential in their collections.
It does this for the collections community by providing know-how, developing and promoting excellence, challenging existing practices, pioneering new ideas, and bringing experts together.
The Collections Trust is also an independent registered charity. It receives funding from various national partners including Arts Council England and the national organisations in Scotland and Wales.