MantaJ! is a free Open Source component, created for publishing digital archives within a Joomla! site. The MantaJ! core comprises the ISAD(G), ISAAR, ISDIAH and ISDF standard from ICA and it's been enlarged with additional tabs and fields, so to encounter multiple needs.
This demo version is installed on a clean Joomla! 2.5 site, without additional extensions. The translations are handled by the standard Joomla! core functionality, that, at the moment, takes care of the fields label translations. If one needs to translate the archival descriptions also, there are several Joomla! free components that allows an easy management of Joomla! multilingual sites (e.g. jDiction, JoomFish, etc...) including third party components (such as MantaJ!) contents.
Here four examples of historical archives have been taken as examples (descriptions are for demonstration purposes only and do not correspons to the real ones).
Dark Ages parchments archive of Capitolo di Modena (IT - LAT)
The archive has no hierarchical structure and contains various information about notarial documents edited by the Capitolo di Modena (name of involved people, historical names of sites, archivistic notes, etc...). The digital objects are single images (front side of the parchment).
Historical astronomical archive Guido Horn d'Arturo (IT - LAT)
The archive has a hierarchical structure and often contains short descriptions (regesta). The digital objects are always galleries (front-rear side of manuscripts, drawings, maps, observational notebooks, etc...).
Bibliographic archive Emilio Sereni (IT)
This archive is rather peculiar since it contains, as archival units, the bibliographic cards that Emilio Sereni created to manage his own library. Each card has one or more category assigned by Emilio Sereni, that work as keywords to be used to carry on researches throughout the library (on each card contains an author, a title and various hand written notes, or sometime the card is itself a page of a journal or book). Digital objects can be either single images (front side of the cards) or galleries (front-rear side of the cards, or multiple cards that Emilio Sereni created and folded inside the filing cabinet).
Examples from ICA Standard (EN)
This demo site includes some examples from the ICA standard ISAD(G), ISAAR, ISDIAH and ISDF.