ArchProteus                       protean
                                                                  ...taking many forms [The Concise Oxford Dictionary/GettyImages]



Our mission

is to serve the archival community automation needs worldwide, with services and tools that would facilitate Internet access to archival repositories.


Our consultants

are experts in several areas and contribute, on a project basis, to the delivery of products of the highest quality.


Our principal and senior consultant is Nicolas Maftei,    BSc, Dipl. Eng.

Nicolas Maftei's experience as an information systems consultant includes 23 years with IBM. In the 1980s he was awarded the prestigious IBM Corporation Outstanding Innovation Award for pioneering work in object oriented application design and development.


Founder of ArchProteus, Nicolas Maftei specializes since 1992 in archives, records management, museum and library applications. He was involved in the design and the implementation of automated solutions for, among others, the National Archives of Canada, several Provincial and State Archives, the National Archives and the National Library of France, and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong. He has taught  automation at the University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and was a speaker at archival conferences in Canada, the Unites States and Europe. 


More archival expertise

is brought to the ArchProteus team by a graduate of the Master of Archival Studies (MAS) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC).


European languages

- virtually all of them - are spoken by several regular contributors to our conversion and encoding projects, one of whom holds a PhD in classical philology.


Specialized vocabularies

are also familiar to our consultants: medicine, biology, physics, mathematics, astronomy, economics, political sciences, archaeology, philosophy and more.