Collections Trust has recently relaunched the Collections Link website, the online community for those working with Collections in museums, libraries and archives. If you are familiar with some of the previous incarnations, I would encourage you to have a look at this new site – and if you are new to Collections Link, do sign up (this is simple and free to do).
We′ve created a Histories of Home SSN Group on Collections Link, which anyone with an interest in collections related to domestic interiors and home-making is very welcome to join (and have a look at other SSNs under the Collaborate/Groups/Specialist Network tabs). This is a great way to connect directly to other SSN members and the wider museum sector through wall posts, discussions and group announcements (and collect some Karma points in the process). Group members can also upload and share files, images and videos, and integrate personal/institutional Twitter feeds into their personal profiles. There is also an advanced search functionality which enables people searches by field of expertise – this is in an initial stage of development by Collections Trust but has the potential to be an extremely useful tool.
If you have any questions about creating a profile or using the site, please do get in touch. I look forward to some lively SSN exchanges!