In 1998 the Department of Archives began its
venture of automating its holdings. Mr. Nicholas Maftei, a
consultant from Eloquent Systems in British Columbia, Canada
visited the Department and trained some members of the team
who would implement the programme using the GENCAT Archives
System. This programme, which was purchased by the Department
in 1996, is fully implemented with the multi-level requirement
of the General International Standard Archival Description
(ISAD (G)) and represent a practical implementation of the
Rules for Archival Description (RAD) model. It also fully
supports the MARC Integration Format.
the training session, a survey of the archival holdings was
conducted. It was decided that the records would be subdivided
among the team. Once records have been automated they will
be posted to the Internet.