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A practical, easy to use, and multi-faceted application. MINT will allow your organization to house all of its assets under one roof.

M3 is one of the world's top cultural asset management applications. Built for all types of museums, galleries, and collections.

Integrated accessions and multi-level description application with modules to manage all aspects of archives.

Integrated Library System including modules for acquisitions, catalogue, serials, circulation, and OPAC (Online Public Access).

A complete digital asset management application to ingest, preserve, convert, and access digital products.

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Your Total Database Management Solution

As a leader in database management for over 40 years, we have the expertise to securely manage your collection for the long term. Whether you have archival, museum, or library holdings, or a combinations of all 3, we have a solution that will work for your unique needs.
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Secure & Customizable

Unlike other solutions, all of our software runs on the MINISIS core database engine which uses a unique markup language. This keeps it safe from hackers targeting more common languages, and allows us to create custom solutions as required.

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Cloud-based Hosting & Integrated Web Solutions

Share your collection with the world while keeping it secure & easy to manage. Our hosted solutions on the MS Azure Platform allow for redundant system availability without any need for local management. Enjoy the freedom to focus on your daily work activities and not IM/IT.

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Full Design Services at an Affordable Price

We are familiar with guiding clients through the process of bringing a collection online for the first time as well as integrating a new collection into an existing website. Having both development and design services in-house allows us to keep costs low and deliver projects quickly.

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Personal Help & Easy Tutorials

As a MINISIS client you will have access to our log in area where you can find video tutorials, industry resources, events, and a full client support system. This system allows you to easily contact us using our ticketing system and communicate with other clients as well.

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Complete Software Suite

A diverse collection of software tools from the database layer to the web presentation layer to show off content found inside the database management system. The DBMS tool allows users to take advantage of the COTS (customizable off the shelf) applications to manage any type of record with specialized functionality for a wide variety of industries.

Sample of Collections Using MINISIS Software:

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News and Events

Interviewees for today's session


Unfortunately Teams was not able to load all of the applicants that were scheduled for today's interview session. We apologize for this bump in the road. As a result if you can email we will set you up for the next session. Again, our sincerest apologies for this short notice and look forward to meeting you soon. .

News and Events

Remembrance Day 2023/Veteran’s Day


Please be advised that given November 11th falls on a Saturday this year, MINISIS Staff will be on reduced hours to ensure coverage/availability on Friday (Nov 10th) and Monday (Nov 13th) . The office will remain open on both days. However, given the division of staff holidays split between Friday and Monday – please be certain to use MIN.NET or call directly for any immediate needs. There may be slight delays in responding. MINISIS would like to thank the veterans that have sacrificed their lives for us. However, let’s also use the day to reflect and think what we all can do to solve and avoid war in the future. Thank you to our Veterans and related colleagues. We must appreciate their efforts and so many who gave their lives, so we enjoy the freedom in Canada/USA, today.

MINISIS Inc Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Compliance

Date Posted: October 22, 2023 12PM

VANCOUVER-2023-10-20. MINISIS Inc is pleased to announce the successful completion of its System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 audit, achieving compliance with the leading industry standards for customer data security. This report shows MINISIS Inc’s ongoing commitment to providing a secure data environment for its customers. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a SOC 2 information security standard is a report that validates controls relevant to security, availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

The audit was completed by the Johanson Group LLP, a premier certification body helping organizations to obtain and maintain global compliance standards. Johanson Group attested to MINISIS Inc’s information security controls meeting the leading industry standards for software, hosting and IT management. Johanson Group specializes in SOC 2 audits and provides audit and professional services to public and private companies, large and small, in a variety of industries. SOC 2 has a rigorous requirement on how companies handle customer data and information, so compliance guarantees there are established and implemented organizational practices in place to safeguard customer data.

MINISIS Inc is committed to do its utmost to ensure security, data integrity and ongoing adaption of its processes, software and hosting activities. It is vital that any vendor of cloud solutions have their own SOC reports and audits. The SOC processes should reassure users and prospective clients, that MINISIS is respecting and surpassing international current IT management standards.

Statutory Holiday in Canada

Date Posted: October 6, 2023 2PM

(Canadian) Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday which will be celebrated on Monday, October 9th, 2023. MINISIS offices will be closed, with minimum staffing levels. Clients can email, use MIN.NET or call - as warranted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but on behalf of all of us at MINISIS Inc, thank you for your loyalty, support, and investment throughout the past year! We are extremely thankful.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Statutory Holiday in BC and various other parts of Canada

Date Posted: September 28, 2023 12AM

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a new statutory holiday which will be celebrated on Monday, October 2, 2023, due to the holiday falling on sept 30, 2023. MINISIS offices will be open but operating with reduced staffing levels. Clients can email, use MIN.NET or call as warranted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we encourage staff and clients to learn more about the vibrant Indigenous culture, languages and history.

LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY (September 4th, 2023)

Date Posted: August 28, 2023 12AM

VANCOUVER (BC) – Please be advised that Monday, September 4th is a statutory holiday throughout the United States & Canada. Please be advised that MINISIS offices will be down to skeleton staff levels. However, support issues can still be submitted via MINNET or telephone, as needed. Wishing everyone a Happy Labour Day 2023!

May all your work be labours of love.

BC /ONTARIO CIVIC HOLIDAY (August 7th, 2023)

Date Posted: August 4, 2023 9AM

VANCOUVER (MP) – Please be advised that Monday, August 7th is a statutory holiday throughout most of Canada. Please be advised that MINISIS offices will be down to skeleton staff levels. However, support issues can still be submitted via MINNET or telephone as needed.

Wishing everyone a Happy BC, Ontario Days!

Looking for a new career and company?

Date Posted: June 5, 2023 4PM

Several new opportunities have just come into MINISIS Inc and our future is looking bright. No debt, no investors, just us focusing on work and helping our clients. These new opportunity prove that good people do good work and if you work diligently, good things happen. MINISIS Inc is looking for several new staff to join the company. We have positions for a variety of positions including web developers, C coders to admin and marketing staff. If you want to be part of this exciting time at MINISIS, then please apply at:

There are jobs for:
  • C programmers
      (If you know a, b, C's... then you should apply)
  • Java Script and HTML, CSS developers
      (eg: vanilla JS, Node, React)
  • Marketing
      (...can you sell yourself and us?)
  • Administration
      (...full and part-time, admin is the glue that keeps us on top of everything!)
If you are motivated to show what you can do while helping our clients change their worlds – then please read the attach and apply! For more information click here to get more information.

Victoria Day Statutory Holiday

Date Posted: May 18, 2023 1PM

Please note our staff in Canada will be on holiday on Monday May 22nd 2023 for the Victoria Day Statutory Holiday. If you need any assistance, please use MIN.NET to log your request and we will respond on Tuesday May 23rd, 2023. Thank you!

End of Year/Holiday Season Hours:

Date Posted: December 20, 2022

Please note holiday hours will come into effect. Our staff in Canada will be on reduce hours over the Christmas/Boxing Day and New Year Period. Hours for live support will be reduced as many staff will be away over the December 24th , 2022 to January 3rd , 2023 period.

The office will be closed on December 26 and December 27th for the two Statutory Holidays.

However, if you need any assistance, please use MIN.NET to log your request or contact your direct MINISIS appointed technical personnel.

We are hiring!

Date Posted: October 5, 2022 12PM

Are you looking for a new position? MINISIS Inc is looking for a few new team members to help us continue our evolution. Some positions need experience but maybe the skills can be learned? Remember, your personality and work ethic sometimes are more important than what you know. Click CAREERS to learn more.

Headquarters Move Complete

Date Posted: October 18, 2022 12PM

TThe MINISIS HQ has moved to its new location as of today, (1166 Alberni Street, Suite #504, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3Z3).

The Internet, Phones, Email and all communication lines should be back online. Unpacking is occurring over the next few days. However, all operations should return to normal by the end of this week.

We would like to send our sincere appreciation to the clients and supporters that have been so understanding as we had to move and empty out the old office. We appreciate that generosity of spirit and understanding so much and it will not be forgotten. Moving is a labourious and time consuming matter and is never easy. It is also hard to see all of your belongings fit in to a truck and off it goes.

LOG4J virus/exposure (MINISIS is not effected)

Date Posted: December 14, 2021 11PM

Many clients are seeking reassurance on the whether the LOG4J technical exposure has any effect on MINISIS. The answer is, no. This technical exposure is exploiting JAVA based and Apache run applications and software. There is no JAVA code in MINISIS and clients are recommended to work with the IIS service, (not Apache).

Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT)

Date Posted: November 17, 2021 11PM

TORONTO, CANADA – the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) based in Toronto has released their new online public access (OPAC) module today which can be accessed by clicking the embedded link or directly via:

Using the Trust’s Collections database, you can now access thousands of artifacts associated with Trust-owned heritage properties, many of which are not currently on public display. Check out some of the finest curatorial, archaeological collections and properties throughout the Province of Ontario. While there, you can learn more about the OHT and its unique position uncovering, documenting and safeguarding a wide range of holdings. Come, check out the collections, to reveal the layers of history at OHT sites that tell us all about the people and communities that came before us throughout Ontario. Help us celebrate OHT and its staff for the hard work they do to support culture and heritage.

MINISIS Inc Email Random Issue

Date Posted: May 13, 2021 12PM

We have been told the email issue has been fixed. If you have emailed any MINISIS staff and there’s been no response, please resend your email (with confirmation receipt requested) or call us at: 1-(604) 255-4366. MINISIS sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience. Users with valid MIN.NET accounts, everything is fine if you prefer to log your email in the system and send your request.

COVID Update

Date Posted: November 13th, 2020 3PM

To avoid repetition, however many clients do ask, “How are things going with Covid and the staff?”. Fortunately, our British Columbia and Ontario offices remain Covid-19 free. However, the statistics or “Covid Curve” has been dramatically increasing over the past few weeks. Therefore, nothing has changed for MINISIS since Covid, other than there may be slight delays in communication as staff are working at various on-site and off-site (residential) premises. We have seen a dramatic, 49% increase in email communications since Covid. Therefore, if you have sent an email or left a message and you have not received a response – please do not hesitate to resend/call again. Covid is not stopping MINISIS Inc. MINISIS is in full operations and plans to expand again, in the very near future! So be safe, be kind and be calm. Of course, please wear a mask and maintain your social distancing. We need our clients to stay healthy, so you can see and take advantage of the new evolutions in MINISIS technology!

Minisis and Kareao

Date Posted: October 14th, 2020 @ 3pm PST

Ngāi Tahu had this to say about their new online public access catalogue powered by MINISIS:

"We warmly invite you to explore Kareao, our online archive database which was launched at last year’s Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-iwi. Kareao uses an internationally recognised archival database produced by Canadian social entrepreneurial company MINISIS. While the same software is used by several other New Zealand archives and internationally, this is the first time it has been implemented by an indigenous people."

"Kareao marks a new era in the development of the Ngāi Tahu Archive by providing unprecedented access to the tribal archive, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, biographies, oral histories, taonga and audio-visual material."


Date Posted: July 29th, 2020 @ 12pm PST

City of Toronto launches new MINISIS Inc OPAC, look what Mayor Tory is saying: or search directly at:

July 17, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Date Posted: June 17th, 2020 @ 12pm PST

Just an update to let clients and the community know that MINISIS Inc and its staff are doing well. Some staff are working from the office or home or, a combination of both. MINISIS will announce its official return to the office; once it is safe for everyone to return. The office tower has been marked and signage updated to match current health requirements. MINISIS Inc is finalizing its new post-Covid office policies to respect the current best practices. MINISIS trust you are doing well. Remember, its more important than ever, “to be safe, be calm and be kind!”(Dr. B. Henry)

July 16,2020 – Christopher Email

Date Posted: June 16th, 2020 @ 6pm PST

Over the past few weeks, Christopher’s email box has become full, several times. If you have emailed Christopher and there’s been no response, please resend your email. Christopher apologizes for the inconvenience but with Covid and numerous projects underway, the volume of email had unexpectedly spiked.

2020-05-21 : COVID Update

Date Posted: May 21, 2020 @ 12pm PST

COVID 19 is still surviving and doesn’t seem to care about firewalls. MINISIS Inc, continues to find new inspiration in the new normal. MINISIS continues working at near capacity throughout the pandemic.

However, unlike many organisations planning a return to the office- MINISIS Inc is in no hurry. Ensuring our staff, vendors and clients safety is paramount. MINISIS Inc is devising new policies and procedures for working in enclosed business office and massive tower complex.

That said, all staff are healthy and we continue to self isolate as much as possible, so that any pending return to the office does not spread the virus. MINISIS Inc appreciates everyone’s patience and know that - with no assistance form the government or investors or anyone, MINISIS Inc has avoided layoffs and is planning for the future. Without prudent management and the dedication of our staff, loyal clients- we would not be here today. Thank you, stay safe and let’s all start looking towards the future!

2020-06-10 : COVID Update

Date Posted: June 10, 2020 @ 11am PST

As time goes by, all of us are still challenged by Covid. However, in British Columbia, the province has moved to Phase 2 where aspects of our society are starting to reopen. As MINISIS Inc has decided to follow the government’s mandates, you can find details on the phases at: the Province of BC’s Reopening Phases. MINISIS staff are still healthy and working from home mostly. Once Phase 3 becomes in effect, some of the staff will start the transition back to the head office. Regardless, MINISIS Inc is fully operational with: phone, email, fax and internet services available to contact MINISIS Inc personnel.

2020-05-21 : COVID Update

Date Posted: May 21, 2020 @ 12pm PST

COVID 19 is still surviving and doesn’t seem to care about firewalls. MINISIS Inc, continues to find new inspiration in the new normal. MINISIS continues working at near capacity throughout the pandemic.

However, unlike many organisations planning a return to the office- MINISIS Inc is in no hurry. Ensuring our staff, vendors and clients safety is paramount. MINISIS Inc is devising new policies and procedures for working in enclosed business office and massive tower complex.

That said, all staff are healthy and we continue to self isolate as much as possible, so that any pending return to the office does not spread the virus. MINISIS Inc appreciates everyone’s patience and know that - with no assistance form the government or investors or anyone, MINISIS Inc has avoided layoffs and is planning for the future. Without prudent management and the dedication of our staff, loyal clients- we would not be here today. Thank you, stay safe and let’s all start looking towards the future!


Date Posted: April 9, 2020 @ 9am PST

Dear Clients and Friends of MINISIS Inc,

Latest COVID19 update:

The HQ in Vancouver is open with skeleton staff. All other staff are working diligently from home. All staff can be contacted by phone and email (as per before the COVID19 crisis started). The COVID19 virus is still increasing around us - but to date, all MINISIS staff remain free from the virus. Please, pay attention to your local health authority, self isolate if you can and MINISIS Inc is still around to assist for any of your technological needs.

And for those #coronamecrazy here’s something we should all remember to do:

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Date Posted: March 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

As the spread and lack of specific details around the corona virus continue, many organisations have approached MINISIS Inc about how to continue operations if the staff are instructed to work for home. For those clients in the Microsoft-MINISIS Cloud, the contingency planning is straightforward. If users access via a browser, there is no issue working from home. If users are hosted and if you have the Parallels additional security module, again, you can work from anywhere, securely. There would be nothing you or your organisation would need to do.

The only issues are for:

1) hosted desktop clients and 2) On-premise (perpetual, local) configurations.

Firstly, hosted desktop clients in the MINISIS-Microsoft Cloud, will need the Parallels security add-on, unless the client access devices (eg: PC) can be locked down to one’s IP address.

If you are using an on-premise solution, and your organisation cannot set up a VPN for you to work from home – you might have to consider going to the cloud. For those desktop/on-premise clients, again your IT department can set up a VPN connection, you don’t need anything from MINISIS Inc. However, some clients cannot get VPN set up or the licenses in time. As a result, Some on-premise MINISIS clients have been asking about how to move and asking MINISIS Inc for a contract to convert the on-premise solution to a hosted version the Microsoft-MINISIS cloud.

MINISIS Inc has a COVID-19 Policy engaged and the corporation fortunately has 3 separate offices in Canada and 2 more remote offices in different continents. Therefore, MINISIS Inc is optimistic that it can continue operations regardless - if the virus does affect our offices. Currently, no staff, in any location, has reported any symptoms nor issues related to the COVID-19.

Clients are reminded to use MIN.NET, so that any issues over the next few weeks are logged and can be circulated amongst support staff - should our office ever have to close.

MINISIS Inc resources in Port of Spain, Tunis, Woodstock, Toronto and Vancouver have all been alerted to the current state of affairs and will work together to help all clients as need be. Therefore, clients regardless of their location, can contact or ideally use their MIN.NET account to log their issues/questions. If your organisation doesn’t have a MIN.NET login, you should get one. Please contact to get one. Again, all clients of MINISIS regardless of TSM level, can now use the MIN.NET site until the initial crisis is over.

For any issues, concerns, or efforts required to move your solution, please do not hesitate to contact your normal MINISIS representative or use the email address.

Best wishes, stay calm and together we carry on.

NEWS: Advocacy Alert for US Federal funding

Date Posted: February 28, 2020

For our USA/American clients and supporters, we point out the following request from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for the US House and Senate representatives to “Sign On” to call for federal funding to OMS and IMLS:

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House and Senate Appropriations Letters Now Circulating - Ask Your Legislators to Sign On Today!

Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Andy Barr (R-KY), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David McKinley (R-WV) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are now circulating letters in their respective chambers calling for robust funding for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It just takes a couple of minutes to use our template and ask your Representative and Senators to sign on today. These letters are a key measure of legislators' support for federal funding for museums, and they are especially important now to build on our momentum from Museums Advocacy Day. The deadline for Representatives to sign this letter is Wednesday, March 4 while the deadline for Senators is Friday, March 13.

Please contact your Representative and Senators today.


Date Posted: February 06, 2020

VANCOUVER–Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020.

MINISIS Inc will be undergoing the latest round of updating infrastructure to the MINISIS Inc Headquarters in Vancouver. As a result, the Internet Fibre will need to be worked on. Therefore, staff may not be as accessible as per the norm, (no internet means no VOIP phones, no Wifi, no outside live connection - except via cell phones…). This update will have no affect on anyone’s hosted services in the MINISIS-Microsoft Azure Cloud. This update will have limited, to no effect on the other MINISIS Inc offices.

If you have any concerns or problems on/around Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, please know there may be a delay in responding. This updating of infrastructure will allow MINISIS Inc to take advantage of faster and more robust web processing and services. As well, this update will see the implementation of an LTE add-on that will provide internet access to our facilities, (ongoing should the new internet service ever go awry, while providing added redundancy). The service is being implemented late afternoon and onward through the evening. Clients may not even notice any issues, but we wanted to reach out and ensure everyone knew there could be some minor disruption in contacting MINISIS during that fibre update.

To the best clients a company could have, we appreciate your understanding in advance. Will we be able to work twice as hard with the fastest internet speed possible? Well, will let you know on that front!

New SBOT OPAC Launch!

Date Posted: June 11, 2019


MINISIS Inc is extremely happy to announce that the State Bar of Texas has officially launched their new OPAC! The OPAC was designed, developed and implemented using MWI running on top of M2A. The Bar is a new client to MINISIS Inc. And what better way to welcome the Bar to our community then by checking out their new site. Check out the latest OPAC template that was designed to promote the digitization initiatives that the Bar has been performing, as well as creating a more open archival repository for the Bar and its members – as well as the public-at-large. Congratulations to the State Bar of Texas and in particular, Caitlin and Emma who put a lot of work into updating the archives and making this new site a reality.

“The Window is Cracked”, now what?

Date Posted: April 22, 2019

As the end of support for Windows 7 and Office 2010 coming in 2020, Microsoft is encouraging clients to plan now to make the shift to a modern desktop. Likewise Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 are coming to an end. Maybe your organisation wants to consider cloud/hosted options? If you want help to know what MINISIS and MS Azure cloud options can do, don’t hesitate to give us a call.


We need "tree" feedback

Date Posted: July 5, 2018

M2A Tree Form

VANCOUVER – Do you want to participate or have your say on the design of the new Hierarchical Tree UX for our online products like M2A_ONLINE? If so,please download the form on the web site to get you copy of the questionnaire. If you do not have an online account, then please contact, Lorna (via email or call the office) to request the form.


Date Posted: July 3, 2018

SSA's 2018 Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON D.C. - MINISIS will be attending the SAA 2018’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from August 15th to 18th. If you are near or going to be in Washington during this time, let us know so we can plan a time to meet. For those of you not familiar with MINISIS and why the SAA…Integrated, innovative and imaginative. MINISIS Inc is a software house that has everything from: a proven archival management system, to a Trusted Digital Repository, to the latest in web technology.

VANCOUVER – What are you going to do to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day? As it is not a statutory holiday (yet?!), why not take a few minutes in your day and challenge yourself to learn more about Canada’s indigenous peoples and their languages, centuries of survival technogies, cultures, arts and oral histories?

Date Posted: June 21, 2018

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If you cannot go outside and visit a nearby indigenous community, or an indigenous event or reserve, there is still plenty to do online! Why not review artefacts, books and archives at the Cree Cultural Institute? Or, go to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s archived web site to read about the Indian Residential School (IRS) System and the findings of the Commission. Or, perhaps research IRS documents, videos and images in one of Canada’s largest, coast to coast to coast digital archives at the NCTR . Review the findings of years of research and hearings into the Indian Residential School System, that the Canadian government supported from the 1800s to late 1900s. See if you can find the actual start and actual end dates to the IRS (Hint: at the NCTR, there is an interactive timeline under the map! The answer may surprise you.). Let everyone, indigenous or non-indigenous, take the time to explore how all of our cultures and languages have been interlinking and shared! Take the time to ask questions, and realize we are not so different . Learn where words like “kayak”, “igloo”, “caribou”, “chipmunk” or “muskeg” come from. Again, open the dialogue, do what you can to learn more about indigenous peoples and communities. With knowledge and respect we can ensure there is a united powerful future for all of us in our “Kanata”. (…And hey, don’t stop there, review information on the Ngai Tahu indigenous peoples of New Zealand and other indigenous collections at the University of Canterbury and Otago University . Let’s celebrate our differences and cherish our similarities!

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Heading to New Orleans in June? Then be certain to visit our booth (#3718), at the American Libraries Association’s 2018 annual conference. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our staff, please contact us at: with a subject line : “ALA2018 appointment request”. We also look forward to visiting with one of our oldest clients, (and check them out if you are in the big easy or even online today!) the Historic New Orleans Collection (

COSA WEBMINAR - Practicing Digital Archiving: Journey from Triage to Enterprise

Date Posted: May 18, 2018 | 2:00pm Eastern

Wondering about what to do with your digital assets? How to manage them? How to preserve them? You may be interested in an online webinar being delivered to the Council of State Archivists by one of the most knowledgeable and practical experts on Trusted Digital Repositories and Archives, Marisa Villeneuve Bruhns of MITLL. The following link will lead you to the free registration page.

Boolean Operators Introduction

Date Posted: January 11, 2018

Are you new to advanced querying? Watch our quick intro to boolean operators to learn more about these powerful search tools!

Check Out the Updated London Metropolitan Archives Online Catalogue

Date Posted: December 12, 2017

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The LMA recently launched a new updated online catalogue with the help of the team here at MINISIS ... Read more here