Archeion, Ontario's Archival Information Network, is a publicly available, bilingual gateway to descriptions of archival records located in Ontario. There are currently over 20,000 descriptions available for searching and browsing. Archeion also provides contact information and locations of archives where documents can be accessed.
Archeion was built with funding from the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario, Library and Archives Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the EMC Heritage Trust.
The Archeion Coordinator is available to give advice to archives about descriptive standards, can help with the writing of descriptions, and answer technical concerns, along with any other questions you may have about participating in Ontario's Archival Information Network.
The 2016-2017 AAO Archeion Assistant DHCP funded training project has ended. Please see more information about this project on the Archeion Assistant web page.
What does Archeion do?
Archeion brings together information about archival materials held all over Ontario. By contributing information to Archeion, archives allow researchers to easily discover their collections and to make connections between holdings of more than one hundred archival institutions across the province, saving them time and effort. Descriptions in Archeion are exposed to search engines like Google, which means that they are easily found even if researchers are unaware of the Archeion site.
How do I contribute information about my archives to Archeion?
Institutional members of the Archives Association of Ontario are eligible for inclusion in Archeion. Once you have joined the AAO, you will need to contact the Archeion Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a username and password for Archeion. The Coordinator will create a basic page in Archeion for your institution and is available to give advice on how to create descriptions of archival materials within the site.
What sort of information does Archeion hold?
Archeion can hold full archival descriptions, right down to digitized images of the records. It can also hold audio and video files and PDF versions of full finding aids. Each institutional member of the AAO is provided with 1 gigabyte of free storage space on Archeion. That's enough for about 2,000 digital images.
Is there a manual for Archeion?
How does Archeion link up with other Canadian resources?