Please note that ICA-AtoM is no longer actively supported by Artefactual Systems. Visit for information about AtoM, the currently supported version.

The Software

ICA-AtoM is web-based archival description software that is based on International Council on Archives ('ICA') standards. 'AtoM' is an acronymn for 'Access to Memory'.

ICA-AtoM is multi-lingual and supports multi-repository collections. See the online user manual for a full description of the software features. You can also try a fully-featured online demo.

Check the ICA-AtoM discussion group for the latest project information and to get help with using the software.

The Project

ICA-AtoM is free, open-source software developed by Artefactual Systems in collaboration with the ICA Program Commission (PCOM) and a growing network of international partners.

The origins of the project, its architecture design and feature development are traced in these articles: