A little more about us
The Eastern Townships Archives Portal (ETAP) was established in 2016 as a multilingual, multi-repository online archives management database for historical societies and archives repositories situated in the geographic area known historically as the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Funding for the launch of the database was received from Library and Archives Canada and the project headed by the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC).
ETAP runs on AtoM, for Access to Memory, which is open source web-based software first developed by the International Council on Archives and now continues to be supported by Artefactual Systems Inc. AtoM is designed to adhere to international and national standards of archives management. It consists primarily of the following three types of records:
- Archival descriptions: based on the Canadian Council of Archives’ Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
- Authority records: based on the International Council on Archives’ International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (ISAAR-CPF)
- Archival institutions: based on the International Council on Archives’ International Standards for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH)