If you are going to spend a lot of time and effort organising and managing your collections, at some point you and others may start to wonder things like why you are doing it and is it worth it. The following five questions seem to be the ones that are most useful to get some answers to before embarking on OFC activities. Each of them is discussed in subsequent units.
Why do we keep things?
What problems arise as collections build up?
What are the pros and cons of organising your collections?
Why use digital technology to organise your collections?
Why bother exploiting your collections?