How to create EAD from scratch using ICA-AtoM
The ICA-AtoM tool is available for free download in two versions: release 1.3.1 (https://www.ica-atom.org/) and release 2.1.2 (https://www.accesstomemory.org/en/) and both have to be installed on a webserver. However, an older version of this tool (release 1.3.0), can easily be installed on a common desktop computer or laptop which can act as a personal webserver using freely downloadable webserver software, such as Wamp Server (http://www.wampserver.com/en/) or XAMPP (https://www.apachefriends.org/).
The best combination for giving ICA-AtoM a try on a Windows 7 32-bits desktop computer or laptop is using Wamp server version 2.2 and the old ICA-AtoM release 1.3.0 and the following pages describe how to download, install and use these software packages:
- Installing Wamp server v2.2 on Windows 7 32-bits
- Installing ICA-AtoM v1.3.0 on Wamp server v2.2
- Using ICA-AtoM v1.3.0 to create EAD/XML finding aids
- this has also been tested successfully on a Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64-bits computer/laptop