[snca-list] Are you using Archivists' Toolkit?
Riggins, Adina L.
rigginsa at uncw.edu
Thu Mar 3 20:44:07 EST 2011
At UNCW we are beginning our implementation of Archon. Archon will soon merge with AT into ArchivesSpace. If I understand it correctly, Archon is good for repositories with few EAD finding aid already done (that is us) whereas AT is good for repositories that already have lots of EAD finding aids. Like AT, Archon is open-source.
Adina L. Riggins
Randall Library, UNC Wilmington
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Wilmington, NC 28403-5616
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From: snca-list-bounces at rtpnet.org [mailto:snca-list-bounces at rtpnet.org] On Behalf Of Linda Sellars
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 4:57 PM
To: Arleen Fields; snca-list at rtpnet.org
Subject: Re: [snca-list] Are you using Archivists' Toolkit?
We are using Archivists' Toolkit and have been for about two years. We in Special Collections are very fortunate to have help from staff in IT, Digital Library Initiatives, and the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center. Implementation was a team effort!
We use AT for accessioning, description, and location management. We have about 11,000 accession records and 1000 resource records in AT.
I certainly agree that it's a good idea to save often. AT tends or tended to lose its connection to the server if you let it sit idle. We also found it helpful to increase the memory allocation for the AT client.
I'd be happy to answer questions about this or other issues. Or to pass questions along to people with more technical expertise if that is what's needed. Please feel free to contact me.
Special Collections Research Center
linda_sellars at ncsu.edu
>>> "Arleen Fields" <afields at methodist.edu> 3/3/2011 11:51 AM >>>
I was all set to download and start using Archivists' Toolkit as the management system for our archives, but then I saw that the Duke University Medical Center Archives is the only North Carolina institution on AT's (self-identified) list of users.
Is anyone else using AT? Do you have feedback about AT or recommendations for an alternate program?
You're welcome to respond on- or off-list. (I'll provide a summary for the list.)
Thanks in advance!
Davis Memorial Library
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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