David Malone discusses Archon
David Malone, Head of Wheaton College Special Collections, gave an excellent and informative presentation on Archon, the Archival Content Management System developed at the University of IL. He explained why his archives chose Archon - the advantages and disadvantages and gave comparisons to other open source and commercial systems. The discussion of interest was the merger of Archon and Archivists' Toolkit. David shared his thoughts on the short and long term implications.
For more information on Archon check the website: http://www.archon.org/
Following the presentation, Bob Schuster, archivist of the Billy Graham Center Archives, gave the group a tour of the Billy Graham Archives and David Malone gave us a tour of the Wheaton College Archives and Special Collections.
CARA members look at materials in the Billy Graham Archives processing area
The Board will be discussing the next steps to implement an archive content management system for CARA and establishing a users group. Give your input and suggestions to Malachy McCarthy. MCCARTHYM@claretians.org
We will meet on Tuesday September 22, 2009 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Billy Graham Center followed by a tour of the College Archives and Special Collections.
The Billy Graham Center is located on College Ave. on the southwest end of the Wheaton College campus. Visitor parking is available on the east side of the Billy Graham Center. Enter the building at the Barrows Auditorium entrance (east end of building) and take the elevator to 3rd floor.
Maps and directions are available: http://www.wheaton.edu/visit/maps.html
The cost of the program is $10, payable at the door.
David Malone, the Head of Wheaton College Special Collections, will discuss the functions of using an archival content management system, what it can do for you, outlining the choice of Archon and finally showing how the Archon system has been applied at Wheaton. A tour of the archives will follow the presentation.
The $10 cost for the program will be collected at the meeting. Reserve your space now with Malachy McCarthy.
Click here to get directions and to download a campus map: http://www.wheaton.edu/visit/maps.html
After consultation with interested parties, CARA will host an information meeting on Archival Content Management Systems at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL either on
TUESDAY – September 22nd - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
THURSDAY – September 24th - 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
The cost of the program would be $10 a person to cover our expenses. The fee could be paid at the door.
We need to know ASAP if you would like to attend on Tuesday or Thursday session and a formal program will be announced Tuesday, after Labor Day.