Archon is a tool for managing descriptive information about archival materials and for publishing it on the web. It allows archives to easily create and publish finding aids for all types of archival materials. It also includes a method to track accessions (information about recently received and/or unprocessed materials) and an integrated digital library application.
The system allows archival ... staff to input descriptive records that are compliant with archival standards. Archon=s scripts automatically produce a searchable and browseable website where archival users can search and access summary collection descriptions, full finding aids, digital content (including thumbnail views), creator authorities, and subject terms. The system also provides an inventory tracking/location system, a way to define ‘repository level’ information, and ‘classifications manger’ to define the repository’s overall arrangement scheme (record groups).
In Archon, collections can be grouped into record groups and subgroups or other classifications defined by your repository. Data can be imported into the system from CSV (comma separated value), EAD, and MARC files. The systems exports data in MARC and EAD formats. Repositories can build custom websites using easily-modified themes and templates.