From AEON to AtoM
Looking back over the past year and a half, I’m amazed by how much we have done, and how close we are to going live with our new system.
Lise Summers Friday, May 8, 2015 - 15:53
Since the start of 2017, staff have been uploading new items to the online catalogue. Many of these descriptions have been created by our Work Experience Project teams over a number of years, and feature some extra details beyond merely the item title and date range. You'll see material from the Egg Marketing Board of WA, some new intestate files and transfers from Mental Health., for instance. In addition, we’ve uploaded the remaining fieldbooks digitised with funding from the Friends of Battye.Lise Summers Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:51
Lise Summers Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:22
Where SRO’s old AEON online catalogue could only show item titles – which can be uninformative - our new online catalogue allows us to add content and scope notes to the catalogue record. Work is underway on some 1890s Mines Department files in Consignment 964 and catalogue records are now including names of people applying for positions with the Department, people applying for mining leases, Asiatics applying for miner’s rights, and other detail of value to researchers.David Whiteford Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:45
Last time I wrote about this exciting project, I said that one of the key differences between archival and library description was the fact that we rarely, if ever, use subject classification.Lise Summers Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 16:29
For many years we’ve been receiving feedback from SRO users through our surveys and feedback forms about AEON – about how it works and what sort of functions and features it should have. We’ve been listening and, while not everything you have requested is possible, we have begun looking at a replacement collection management system which will accommodate many of the functions requested over the years.Meg Travers Friday, November 15, 2013 - 14:22