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Archeion Timeline

1996: 

    • CCA sponsors a roundtable on “Archives and the Information Highway” in response to changing technology.

1997: 

    • CCA Information Highway Taskforce drafts “Raising CAIN: Building Canada’s Archival Information Highway.”
    • Kent Haworth proposes an Ontario network to be online for the year 2000.

1998: 

    • AAO Board approves the creation of a 3-year Special Committee for the Archival Union List of Ontario (AULO). 
    • Loren Fantin is hired to conduct a feasibility survey.
    • Feasibility survey results reveal that descriptive standards vary widely across Ontario’s archival institutions, and that institutions need description help and help converting to RAD. A pilot project is established.
    • Loren Fantin is rehired as AULO Coordinator.

1999: 

    • “Archeion” wins the Name The Union List Contest. 
    • Derrick Clements is hired for database work.

2000: 

    • Archeion launches. 
    • Loren Fantin is Archeion Coordinator. 
    • Derrick Clements is Archeion Data Collection Archivist.

2001: 

    • Philippa Cummings, Archeion Outreach Archivist, joins the AAO on a short-term contract to provide regional assistance for contributions to Archeion.
    • Marie-Josee Levesque takes over as Acting Archeion Coordinator during Loren Fantin’s maternity leave.

2002: 

    • Philippa Cummings assumes the role of Archeion Coordinator during Loren Fantin’s maternity leave.
    • Loren Fantin returns to the role of Archeion Coordinator.

2004: 

    • Ontario Trillium Foundation funds a user study by Loren Fantin. 
    • Data Collection Archivist (Derrick Clements’) position is eliminated. 
    • Linda White is the Archeion Virtual Exhibit Coordinator.

2005: 

    • “Archeion Reactivation Project” / “Archeion Enhancement and Development Project” is funded by the Institutional Development Committee.

2006: 

    • Archeion is recognized as an essential programme of the AAO, not just a project.
    • Loren Fantin steps down as Archeion Coordinator. 
    • Sharon White is hired as Archeion Project Archivist.

2010: 

    • Sharon White steps down as Archeion Coordinator. 
    • Amanda Hill is hired as Archeion Coordinator. 

2011: 

    • Archeion moves to ICA-AtoM and multi-level descriptions and digital objects are available for the first time.

2014: 

    • Archeion moves to AtoM 2.0. 
    • Amanda Hill puts out the first Archeion training video.

2016: 

    • Emily Chicorli is hired as Archeion Assistant. 
    • Nioufar Ameli is hired to provide onsite training. 
    • Amanda Hill steps down as Archeion Coordinator. 
    • Lisa Snider is hired as Archeion Coordinator.

2018: 

    • The Archeion Committee is disbanded in favour of the Digital Access and Preservation Committee.

2022: 

    • Lisa Snider steps down as Archeion Coordinator. 
    • Jazmine Aldrich is hired as Archeion Coordinator.

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