General description
During ingest, access copies of digital objects are generated and packaged into a DIP (Dissemination Information Package). The user uploads the DIP to the access system. Please note the user must create the description in AtoM (or other access system) before uploading the DIP. The user will need to indicate part of the description's URL or a target collection in order to send the DIP to the appropriate place in the description.
Should you run into an error during this process, please see Error handling.
More information on Archivematica's DIP structure is available on the Archivematica wiki: see DIP structure.
 Default access system
An information management tool called AtoM is bundled with Archivematica as a default access system. AtoM supports standards-compliant hierarchical archival description and digital object management.
AtoM is the underlying management tool for the archival description tool ICA-AtoM. A user manual for ICA-AtoM which can also be used for AtoM is available at http://ica-atom.org/docs/index.php?title=User_manual.
To configure Archivematica for uploading the DIP to AtoM, see the Administrator manual - AtoM DIP upload
 Upload DIP to AtoM
Important note: The user must create the target description in AtoM before uploading the DIP. The user will need to indicate part of the description's URL or a target collection in order to send the DIP to the appropriate place during DIP upload.In this example, we will upload a DIP to a sample description in AtoM called "Sample fonds".
- In the ingest tab, select "Upload DIP to ICA-AtoM" in the upload DIP Actions drop-down menu (figure 1).
- A dialogue box will appear (figure 2).
- Enter the permalink of the description in the dialogue box: sample-fonds
- Click on "Create intermediate level of description" to create an archival description from the Dublin Core metadata you entered during ingest.
- If you chose not to click this box, the digital objects would be uploaded as immediate child levels of the level of description to which the DIP is being uploaded. This might be useful for, for example, a collection of digitized images which was not hierarchically arranged into lower levels of description.
- Click the blue "Upload" button.
- When the DIP has finished uploading, open the Access tab in the dashboard. This tab shows the AIP and its uploaded DIP. Click on the DIP URL to go to the uploaded DIP in AtoM (figure 3).
- If you are not already logged in to AtoM you will need to log in using the email firstname.lastname@example.org and the password demo.
- You will see an archival description with the metadata you added during ingest, displayed in the context of the level of archival description to which the DIP was uploaded (figure 4). To view an individual digital object, scroll through the thumbnails on the left of the screen and click on an image.
- Figure 5 shows the digital object displayed in ICA-AtoM. Clicking on the image will open the uploaded object.
 Upload DIP to CONTENTdm
To configure Archivematica to upload a DIP to CONTENTdm, see Administrator manual - CONTENTdm upload