ICA-Atom ya esta en versión beta.

ICA-Atom es un nuevo software de gestión de archivos que ya esta en versión Beta, la licencia es GPL v.2 y esta basado en el framework symfony por lo tanto esto supone que es una herramienta modular, que pueden desarrollarse módulos para añadir funcionalidades sin tocar el código fuente del núcleo, y esta escrito en php 5, es multiidiomas, separa los temas visuales de la programación.

Algunas características son:

Existe un manual de la herramienta: wiki ica-atom, también existen manuales en formato pdf para descargarlos.

Existe un grupo de Archiveros Mexicanos que estan trabajando en la traducción a español de la herramienta.

Manual para bases de datos en Archivos Fotográfico.

Patrimonio fotográfico.

El documento que adjunto pertenece al Centro Nacional del Patrimonio Fotográfico, y el documento que adjutno, un pdf donde se explica como debería ser una base de datos para archivos fotográficos es uno de sus recursos.

Lo que me preocupa es que el documento no tiene registrados los derechos de autor, no han contestado al correo electrónico cuando les escribí preguntando sobre el documento, pero es un documento interesante para todas aquellas personas que quieren trabajar con herramientas para Archivos de Fotografía.Manual de base de datos

Espero que les sea de ayuda.

Un saludo


pd: en caso de que haya problemas con el archivo que por favor se pongan en contacto con migo, y si es necesario lo retiraré del blog.

Archives Toolkit

Archives Toolkit es una herramienta desarrollada en java, con una base de datos mysql. Son varias las universidades que se han implicado en el desarrollo y por el momento solo esta disponible en Ingles.

Más informació de la web:

The University of California, San Diego, New York University, and the Five Colleges, Inc. are pleased to announce the release of the Archivists’ Toolkit™ Version 1.0.The Archivists’ Toolkit™ is being offered under an Educational Community License (ECL). The AT is the first open source archival data management system to provide integrated support for accessioning, description, donor tracking, name and subject authority work, and location management for archival materials. The effort to build this application has benefited tremendously from the interested guidance of the archival community and was made possible through the generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Key Features:

  • Integrated support for managing archival materials from acquisition through processing:
    • Recording repository information
    • Tracking sources / donors
    • Recording accessions
    • Basic authority control for names and topical subjects
    • Describing archival resources and digital objects
    • Managing location information
  • Customizable interface:
    • Modify field labels
    • Establish default values for fields and notes where boilerplate text is use
    • Customize searchable fields and record browse lists
  • Ingest of legacy data in multiple formats: EAD 2002, MARC XML, and tab delimited accession data
  • Rapid data entry interface for creating container lists quickly
  • Management of user accounts, with a range of permission levels to control access to data
  • Tracking of database records, including username and date of record creation and most recent edit
  • Generation of over 30 different administrative and descriptive reports, such as acquisition statistics, accession records, shelf lists, subject guides, etc.
  • Export EAD 2002, MARC XML, METS, MODS, and Dublin Core
  • Support for desktop or networked, single- or multi-repository installations

The Archivists’ Toolkit™ Version 1.0 is being released with the following known issues, which will be addressed quickly:

  1. The user manual is not completely up to date with the current version of the software, as testing and development have continued up to the point of release. Therefore, some chapters will have outdated screen shots, or no screen shots. The user manual is serviceable, however, and will be brought completely up to date very soon.
  2. All exports are valid, but some may be imperfect. For example, MARC XML output is not in MARC tag sequence order. These minor improvements will be addressed shortly after release.
  3. The Archivists’ Toolkit™ currently accepts non-valid EAD, allowing poorly structured data to be imported into the application. This will not be possible in subsequent releases. In the meantime, archivists can mitigate the issue by validating their EADs before importing them into the Toolkit.
  4. Targets are not created for references in exported EADs. Thus, internal links in an EAD will not work.
  5. The source code has not yet been made available generally. If you would like the source code, please contact info@archiviststoolkit.

Requesting support: Please send all inquiries, reports, and requests for support concerning the application to the Archivists Toolkit User Group (ATUG-l can be subscribed to at http:// mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/ atug-l) and / or to info@archiviststoolkit.org. Please do not contact project staff directly via their email addresses or telephone numbers. Sending messages to ATUG-l or to info@archiviststoolkit.org will ensure that your question or report is responded to in a more timely manner.

Archon, gestión de archivos.

Documentados Partners Oficiales de Archon.

Archon es un software basado en PHP-Mysql, se distribuye bajo la licencia glp con la excepción de que solo puede ser usada por asociaciones sin ánimo de lucro.

Los chicos de Archon describen su software de esta manera:

Archon’s Key Features

Archon is a unified platform for archival description and access. It provides both a way to record descriptive information about collections and digital objects and a means to view, search, and browse that infomation in a fully-functional public web site.

Archon’s public interface always shows the most current information because it is updated automatically when archival staff add or edit records using an ‘administrative interface.’ (MARC and EAD records are similarly updated when a staff member makes any changes.) Once information has been entered, staff members need do nothing more to make the information instantly accessible, searchable, and browsable.

Specific Feature Lists

End-users can:

  • Simultaneously search for relevant archival collections, series, files and items, as well as associated digital objects.
  • Easily navigate from digital objects to associated collection descriptions and vice versa.
  • View search hits in their full archival context.
  • Browse materials by collection title, digital object title, controlled subject heading, creator authority record, or archival record group.
  • Jump easily between olletions and digital objects sharing the same subject, creator, or archival record group.
  • Show finding aids in print view.
  • View or download digital objects.

Archival staff can:

  • Create standards-compliant collection descriptions and full finding aids using web forms.
  • Describe the series, subseries, files, items, etc. within each collection.
  • Organize collections* into record groups and subgroups based on provenance or any another scheme defined by your repository.
  • Develop creator authorites and link them to collections and digital objects.
  • Manage a controlled subject list and link subject terms to collections and digital objects.
  • Track locations for containers or groups of containers.
  • Upload digital objects directly into archon or link archival descripitons to external URLs.
  • Linking digital objects to their parent collection, series, or file.
  • Login to an enhanced public interface
  • Edit records directly from the enhanced public interface by clicking the edit icon: Archon pencil image.
  • Use an integrated help system by clicking the help buttons: Archon help image.
  • Export MARC and EAD records (for importation to other systems).

Archon administrators can:

  • Define “Repository Level” information such as address, contact information, and overall arrangement scheme.
  • Define record groups or other classifications, into staff may group collections that share a common characteristic, such a provenance.
  • Customize the public interface by tailoring some easy-to-modify HTML/PHP templates.
  • Create new output templates to show the data in any way you choose (5 such templates are included with the current Archon Distribution packet).
  • Configure options such as colors, fonts, etc. in the staff interface.
  • Edit help button texts and error messages provided by the staff interface.
  • Add edit, or delete user accounts, allowing or denying people access to the staff interface.
  • Import MARC and EAD records, as well as other structured information, directly into the source mysql database.
  • Backup the entire source database or individual database tables, including digital objects stored in the system, with a click of the mouse.
  • Terminate Archon sessions saved in cookies, i.e. persistent connections to the database

*The term “collection” is used in Archon simply as shorthand, to mean any group of archival records or personal papers managed as a discrete unit by a repository or manuscript library. Archon is flexible enough to be used for organically-related records, manuscript collections, or both. The display of “collection” labels in the public interface can be tailored to reflect specific repository needs.

Un saludo


Documentados Partners Oficiales de Archon.