PARBICA is pleased to announce the publication of a new The Recordkeeping for Good Governance Toolkit – PARBICA module. With assistance from UNESCO and the ICA, PARBICA developed a guideline and user guide on Implementing Access to Memory (AtoM) in the Pacific, as part of our Recordkeeping for Good Governance toolkit. The goal for PARBICA is improved archival management across the region as we endeavour to understand any barriers that Pacific institutions face.
Access to Memory (AtoM) is a free and open-source web application that enables standards-based archival description and access to an institution’s repository. The software was originally developed by Artefactual Systems in concert with UNESCO and the International Council on Archives (ICA) to encourage broader international representation in the archival and records management space.
In launching the Module, PARBICA President, Noa Petueli Tapumanaia said ‘PARBICA understands the technical and logistical barriers Pacific archives face, and in trialing AtoM as part of this module development we are confident that AtoM is a solution that can be implemented by our members.’
This guideline is for staff at archives or in records management who wish to understand how best to approach implementing description and access using an online hosted software.