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Please note that ICA-AtoM is no longer actively supported by Artefactual Systems.
Visit https://www.accesstomemory.org for information about AtoM, the currently supported version.

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ICA-AtoM staat voor "International Council on Archives - Access to Memory". Het is a web-gebaseerde, open source toepassing voor op standaarden gebaseerde archivistische beschrijvingen in een meertalige multi-bewaarplaats omgeving.


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Technisch overzicht

System architecture

ICA-AtoM comprises:

  • HTML pages served to a web browser from a web server. Apache is used in development but ICA-AtoM is also compatible with IIS
  • A database on a database server. MySQL is used in development but ICA-AtoM uses a database abstraction layer and is therefore also compatible with Postgres, SQLite, SQLServer, Oracle, etc.
  • PHP software code that manages requests and responses between the web clients, the application logic, and the application content stored in the database
  • The symfony framework that organizes the component parts using object orientation and best practice web design patterns
  • De Qubit Open Information Management Toolkit, ontwikkeld door het ICA-AtoM project en aangepast voor de ICA-AtoM de ICA-AtoM toepassing


Volledig web-gebaseerd

All user interactions with the system (add, view, search, edit, and delete actions) take place through a web browser. Users access HTML pages on the web server; clicking a button or link triggers a PHP script that sends a command to the database and returns the output as HTML back to the user's browser.


Open source

ICA-AtoM is ontwikkeld met open source toepassingen (Apache, MySQL, PHP, symfony) in tegen stelling tot gesloten software. The underlying Qubit Toolkit code developed by the ICA-AtoM project is itself open source, with the source code freely available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit (under the A-GPL version 3 license).

Therefore, there is no cost to download any of the software required to run the ICA-AtoM application.

Op standaarden gebaseerd

ICA-AtoM is gebouwd rondom de International Council on Archives (ICA) beschrijvende standaarden:

  • General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) - 2nd edition, 1999
  • International Standard Archival Authority Record (Corporate bodies, Persons, Families) (ISAAR(CPF)) - 2nd edition, 2003
  • International Standard For Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH) - 1st edition, March 2008

Future iterations of ICA-AtoM will support:

  • International Standard For Describing Functions (ISDF) - 1st edition, May 2007

ICA-AtoM is designed to be flexible enough for adaptation to other descriptive standards; see UM-1.4 Supported descriptive standards.


Meertalig

All user interface elements and database content can be translated into multiple languages. The current version of ICA-AtoM (1.0 beta) supports the following languages:

  • Nederlands
  • Engels
  • Frans
  • Portugees
  • Spaans


Multi-repository

ICA-AtoM can be used by a single institution for its own descriptions or it can be set up as a multi-repository "union list" accepting descriptions from any number of contributing institutions.

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