Aeon is an inventory and request tracking system for special collections. It provides a user registration database, advanced requesting of special collections materials, and point to point tracking of where an item is within a special collections library or between LSF and a special collections library. The current production version is 3.4. Recent activities include a system upgrade in October 2013, integration of the LSF Barcode Lookup tool into Aeon request workflows, and a migration of the server from library hosted to University ITS hosted (Dec 2013/Jan 2014).

Library IT staff working on the project

Primary contacts: Steelsen Smith, Melissa Wisner

Partners / collaborating departments

Beinecke Rare Books Library

Manuscripts and Archives


Aeon Users Group


MSSA first implemented Aeon in 2011 and the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library followed in 2012. Sometime within 2014 additional YUL special collection units should be implementing Aeon.