Royal BC Museum Launches New Database for BC Archives
The Royal BC Museum [has] launched a new website and searchable database for the BC Archives called, fittingly enough, Access to Memory.
An improvement on the old BC Archives website for archivists and users alike, AtoM is an ideal platform for the digitized materials in the Ida Halpern fonds (or collection). Halpern is renowned for her recordings of usic from across the West Coast and the BC Archives holds 342 of her audio recordings, 16.8 metres worth of written research material and 735 photographs.
AtoM features thousands of new records and the ability for archivists to upload new information faster and with greater regularity, a huge benefit for users.
AtoM, developed and implemented by two separate BC firms, contains thousands of new records, available to BC Archives users anywhere in the world. AtoM is used by most provincial and national archives, NATO, the World Bank
extremely good company for the Royal BC Museum to keep.