ICA-AtoM: alpha v0.1 release
October 2nd, 2006 · 8 Comments · ICA-AtoM
I haven’t had a chance to post to this blog much over the past month. Firstly I moved office. More significantly, I have been working day and night to complete the first alpha version 0.1 release of the ICA-AtoM open source software for archives.
This version of the ICA-AtoM software is being used to manage a preview release of the HumanRightsArchives.org website which hosts a searchable guide to archival sources related to human rights violations.
The alpha release provides basic archival description, search, browse and website management features (menus, user accounts, static page editing). The archival description component is fully compliant with the International Council on Archives’ standards for archival description (ICA-ISAD(G)), archival authority records (ICA-ISAAR(CPF)) and the forthcoming standard for institutions with archival holdings (ICA-ISIAH). The subject access points are populated with terms from the UNESCO Subject Thesaurus.
This is a very early alpha release and therefore it is subject to any unforeseen hicups and it is still limited in features. However, I am pleased with the performance and flexiblity of the open-source software stack (MySQL, Apache, PHP5, Symfony MVC) and I am very optimistic about the ongoing enhancement of this software with new modules and features over the coming months.
Check out the brief (7min) screencast video which introduces the humanrightsarchives.org website.