The Institutional Development Committee (IDC) and the AAO’s Executive Board has come to a decision to suspend National Archival Development Program (NADP) funding for the coming year to institutional members in order to support the migration costs from ARCHEION to ICA AtoM. We apologize for any inconvenience regarding potential archival projects or initiatives that were dependant upon NADP funds to be carried out. Please note that the AAO is still very much committed in supporting archival projects and initiatives through its other services and programs.
The AAO realizes how important creating descriptions and having them available through ARCHEION and the national catalogue are for our archives as they aim to increase awareness towards Canada’s archival heritage. ARCHEION is in grave state and in need of an upgrade to a new server and more modern software. Supporting the costs associated with the migration to ICA AtoM will allow for greater access to Canada’s archival heritage byway of multi-level descriptions with their hierarchical context. Not forgetting that there will also be the opportunity for implementing goals and initiatives for ARCHEION and the membership that have never been realized.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about ICA AtoM or would like to try a demo please access the link provided: http://ica-atom.org.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns about this decision please email me by November 15th. Your feedback is important to both the Executive and the IDC. All comments, questions and concerns will not go unnoticed and will undoubtedly assist with making us a stronger organization!