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Getting Started with Archeion

  • 08 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom - link to come in confirmation email
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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

Getting Started with Archeion

Is your institution an AAO member? If yes - you have access to the Archeion service

Archeion is Ontario’s Archival Information Network - it is both a directory of Ontario archives institutions as well as a discovery portal for researchers to search across participating institutions’ archival descriptions. 

Archeion makes use of the Access to Memory (AtoM) archival description platform. AAO institutional members have access to free editor accounts in Archeion to begin adding their institution and archival descriptions to the shared, multi-repository Archeion AtoM instance. Using Archeion can be a very cost effective way for archives to gain access to AtoM to better manage archival descriptions and make holdings available for discovery.

Kelli Babcock, the AAO’s Archeion Coordinator, will present this two hour “Getting Started with Archeion” virtual workshop based on the freely available Getting Started With Archeion training slide deck. The workshop will go over all the basics of planning on how to use Archeion, setting up your institution, and different contexts and methods for adding descriptions into AtoM, along with tips for creating authority records and subject, genre, and name access points. The session will conclude with a question and answer period and advice about how to find Archeion and AtoM additional information and asynchronous training. 

The session is appropriate for anyone new to AtoM as well as institutional members who want an Archeion refresh or advice and tips about using Archeion. All active Archeion institutions are encouraged to attend for a refresher on the service.

We hope to see you there!

When: Friday, March 8th, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Zoom - link to join will come in confirmation email.

Cost: FREE for members / $20 non-members

About the Instructor: Kelli Babcock has been the Digital Initiatives Librarian with the University of Toronto Libraries since 2013. At UTL she manages U of T's multi-repository AtoM instance, Discover Archives, in collaboration with archivist and IT colleagues. Kelli also works part time as the AAO's Archeion Coordinator for the last year and also served on the AAO Board as President over a decade ago. She was a member of the AtoM Foundation Roadmap Committee and currently participates as a member of the Joint US Canada AtoM User Group. Kelli graduated from McGill University with an MLIS, specialization in Archival Studies, in 2011 and her current research interests include sustainability issues in library and archives technology and simple discoverability best practices for connecting users to online digital collections and finding aids.

Format: Lecture and Q&A

Recording: This workshop will be recorded (the Q&A will not be recorded)

Registration: A minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 50 participants may register for this event. Institutional members can register three participants at the members rate. If you require additional time to prepare payment, please contact to set up an invoice.

Please note that this workshop requires a minimum of 10 participants to have registered by March 1, 2024 at 11:59 EST. In case of cancellation, please consult the AAO’s cancellation policy.

Please be advised that this event is governed by the AAO’s Code of Conduct and is subject to the AAO’s Cancellation Policy. Questions about the workshop can be directed to the PDC co-chairs at

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