If we are offered material we will also take the following into consideration:
- The space required to house material
- Whether we can provide suitable storage and care
- Condition of the items
- Any restriction of use or exploitation of the materials
Please note we will only take donations of material. We do not accept loans.
Coventry University will liaise with other organisations (local and national) if required, to ensure that archives are in the most appropriate place of deposit, and to avoid duplication of material and resources.
The policies of other organisations collecting in the same or related areas will be taken into account. These institutions will be consulted to define areas of specialism, where conflicts of interest may arise.
The advice of The National Archives and other bodies may be obtained where appropriate.
The format of material offered will also be considered e.g. paper, photograph, object, digital.