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PDC presents Access to Memory: An Introduction to AtoM, Entity Types, and Searching & Browsing

  • 23 Feb 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom - link to come in confirmation email
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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

Access to Memory: An Introduction to AtoM, Entity Types,
and Searching & Browsing

Join Artefactual Systems for an introduction to Access to Memory, also known as AtoM, a web and standards-based application for archival description and access. This training session will provide a general overview of AtoM and its basic functionality and features. It will also cover the various entity types that make-up Atom’s architecture, how to add, edit, and delete content manually, and browsing and searching tips.

This workshop is for AAO members only and is highly recommended for members that use the AAO’s Archeion service which makes use of the AtoM archival description platform. See our related event on Archeion:

When: Friday, February 23rd, 2024, 1p.m. - 2:30p.m.

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

Cost: FREE for members

About the Instructors:

Sarah Romkey (she/her) is the head of Hosting and SaaS Products for Artefactual Systems. An archivist by training, Sarah graduated from the iSchool at UBC in 2008 with dual masters in Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies. Sarah lives and works in Mi'kma'ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq in the town named by settlers as Lunenburg, N.S..

Raven Germain (she/her) is a Systems Archivist with Artefactual Systems, assisting with hosted AtoM and Archivematica product development, support, and service management and delivery. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. Raven lives and works in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, Alberta, located within Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation, Region 4.

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 100 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 February 16, 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

705-1 Eglinton Ave. East

Toronto ON

M4P 3A1

(647) 343-3334

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