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Top Tips for Keeping your data safe30th June, 2017

Twice in recent weeks global cyber attacks have been launched against various institutions around the World. Modes Users are NOT immune from these ‘ransomware’ and other debilitating/ file deleting computer viruses. Keep your anti-virus software up to date and for extra security make regular backups of your Modes data from which you can restore your Modes data should your computer ever become compromised.

MA positive action: securing a better future for museums30th June, 2017

In May, the Museums Association released its 'Manifesto 2017'. This short, but powerful document addresses the challenges faced by museums in a rapidly changing world, and reinforces the essential role that museums play in enhancing lives across every aspect of our culture and society. We take a look at how Modes Users can take action to help drive Museums Change Lives ...

What’s new in Spectrum 5.0?30th June, 2017

As the most popular SPECTRUM compliant collections management software in UK museums, Modes takes a closer look at the pending updates to Spectrum 4.0. due to be released this summer – a Draft version of the proposed changes is now available on the Collections Trust website.

Inspiring collections work: Conservation projects in Modes29th March, 2017

In our spotlight feature this month we reveal the inspiring conservation work being done by Modes users at Wiltshire Conservation and Museums Advisory Service (CMAS). We talk to Senior Conservator, Beth Baker to find out more.

Find and Select – the quick way to select all listed search results29th March, 2017

For our top tips this month we guide you through Find and Select. Still the quickest and most accurate way to search your Modes data file and select a group of records is to use the Indexed search function. Find out how to do it...

An essential resource for the museums sector – Collections Trust new website23rd February, 2017

Modes are still are very excited about the recently launched Collections Trust (CT) website. Completely refreshed – this is a website we can’t keep our hands off… so we’re delighted to champion it to our readers - it is a must-go-to resource for collections peers across the UK.

Read all about it! Forum top tips!22nd February, 2017

Have you got a question for the Modes community?  Is it something which other Modes users might be able to shed some light on? Our top tips this month show you how to use Modes re-launched Forum, and why you should use it... 

Qa finds the answers22nd February, 2017

As part of our ongoing Business Review here at Modes, our Board have commissioned Qa, one of the UK's leading market research companies, to undertake in-depth research of our products and services, in relation to the needs of our stakeholders. The outcome of this research will help shape a clear path for Modes development and service offer in the coming years.

A NEW HOME FOR MODES – WELCOME TO SADLER BRIDGE STUDIOS31st January, 2017

Modes have now moved – and after two weeks of disruption and organising ourselves, we’ve now settled nicely into our lovely new office space at Sadler Bridge Studios.

Getting to know Modes Board – Kirsty Bell, Treasurer31st January, 2017

This month we introduce you to Modes Board Member Kirsty Bell, Collections Support Officer at Southampton City Council, who joined Modes Board in 2014 and who from September 2016 became Modes Treasurer taking over from long-standing retiring Board member Jeff Cowton, MBE.