The purpose of the Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections is threefold: to support and strengthen the pursuit of academic excellence by the students at the College, to collect, preserve, and provide access to College permanent records for use in College business and by researchers, and to promote a sense of community.

The software we are using is called AtoM. AtoM is a collaborative project with the aim to provide the international archival community with a free, open source software application to manage archival descriptions in accord with ICA standards.

The goal is to provide an easy to use, multilingual application that is fully web based and will allow institutions to make their archival collections available online.