Once you know which archives and collections you have, you can make this visible to third parties. You can make a number of (top) items from an archive findable, or make the archive available in its entirety. This is possible on your own website or in specialised heritage databases, e.g. Archiefbank Vlaanderen, which lists archives and collections from people and organisations all across Flanders, as well as regional heritage or image databases.
Registering your archive and collections and making them findable enables interested parties to see that you or your organisation have an archive and collections, and what they contain. This makes it useful for research and public consultations, and as a source of inspiration for new creations...
But before you can make your archive and collections visible, you need to describe them. You can do this using the tool Describe your archive or collection at the highest level.