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Dear AT users and other interested folks,


The AT Project Team is very happy to announce the release of Version 1.1 of the Archivists’ ToolkitTM (AT), an open-source collection management / metadata authoring application funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


The application is available at:  http://archiviststoolkit.org/downloads/download1.1.shtml


 Source code and javadocs are available on the AT website at:  http://archiviststoolkit.org/forDevelopers/index.shtml


The sandbox for version 1.1 is available at:  http://archiviststoolkit.org/support/sandbox1.1.shtml  or you can go directly to the 1.1 sandbox using the connection settings below:


·  Connection URL: jdbc:mysql://dev.archiviststoolkit.org:3306/AT_SANDBOX1_1

·  User Name: atuser

·  Password: cr4ckA1t


New features include:


--batch importing of EAD files and exporting of EAD and MARC files

--import of XML-encoded accession data

--extended accession record, including user-definable fields

--extended repository record providing support for annual repository statistics

--implementation of the EAD schema to support import / export of EAD files

--support for upgrading AT 1.0 data to the AT 1.1 version

--support for MS SQL Server and Oracle database backends, supplementing the support for the open source MySQL database backend

--support for MS Vista and Mac OS X Leopard

--updated user manual and additional documentation


Application bugs:


Many bugs, a great number of them identified by AT users, have been fixed.  The history of this activity is distilled in the AT 1.1 release notes located in the directory where the AT is installed.


A list of open issues and feature requests is available at:  http://www.archiviststoolkit.org/support/openIssues1_1.shtml.


All bug descriptions and actions can be viewed at:  https://jira.nyu.edu:8443/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&mode=hide&pid=10170&resolution=-1&sorter/field=updated&sorter/order=DESC.  New bugs can be reported via the same tool or, preferably, by using the bug reporting function within the AT application.


For the next 6-8 months, the AT team will turn its attention to developing new functionality for the AT application, which will include support for resource appraisal, user registration and use tracking, rights management, and work orders for material preservation and reproduction.  Specifications for these new functions will be offered to AT users for comment and suggestions via the ATUG-list (http://archiviststoolkit.org/support/index.shtml).


Thank you for your continuing interest and support. We look forward to working with you during the coming months.


The AT Project Team:


Arwen Hutt

Lee Mandell

Rachel Onuf

Annie Ross

Sibyl Roud

Jason Varghese

Brad Westbrook