MAIN Training

  • 14 Jun 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Brown Lab, Elizabeth Dafoe Library (University of Manitoba)

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The Association for Manitoba Archives is holding a MAIN training session on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the University of Manitoba’s Elizabeth Dafoe Library (Brown Lab).

We will be working in MAIN’s AtoM instance, which is currently in version 2.4.1.

What will be covered in the session

  • Introduction to MAIN
  • MAIN policy guide
  • How to update your repository page
  • Adding/editing authority records in MAIN
  • Adding/editing archival descriptions in MAIN
  • Uploading digital objects (including existing finding aids)
  • Arrangement features in MAIN
  • AtoM Resources

The formal training session will end around 10:30 am but session facilitators will remain in the computer lab for another two hours so that attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and continue working in MAIN with technical support until 12:30 pm. If attendees have a finding aid from their repository that they’d like to enter into MAIN, they are encouraged to bring a description with them to work on during the session. Otherwise, practice descriptions can be created during the session and deleted by the end of the workshop. Attendees will be provided with a MAIN user and policy guide. These documents will further be available to all AMA members through the AMA website.


The session is free, but we encourage attendees to make a donation to the Association for Manitoba Archives fund in lieu of paying for registration. The AMA Fund was established under the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program and represents an investment in the long term sustainable delivery of services such as MAIN training, by the AMA. Donations of any amount can be made through the online form found here:

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