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Modes Compact

When you choose Modes Compact you receive:

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Modes Compact software

Free support for the first year

Membership of the Modes Users Association

 

Modes Compact is specially designed for smaller museums and collections and supports standards for Accreditation. It allows you to collate, manage and share your collections information effectively.

Modes Compact supports the SPECTRUM Primary Procedures required by the Accreditation Scheme. Modes Compact gives you more control - without being complicated. Most settings, such as record templates, indexes, outputs and validation, are pre-defined. This makes Modes Compact exceptionally straightforward to install and use. To find out more, take a look at Compact's key features below.

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Key features and benefits

Easy for all to use

  • Intuitive interface - Display the whole collection as a ‘Grid', or focus on a single object in the  'Browser', 'PDF', 'Multimedia' or 'Editor' views
  • Pre-supplied templates - For archaeology, fine art, social history, photographs, decorative art, books, geology and natural history collections
  • Data export - You can export your data as XML, CSV, HTML or PDF
  • Ready to use - Pre-defined templates, index settings, validation settings, outputs and reports.

Supporting Accreditation

  • Supports SPECTRUM Primary Procedures - and Accreditation - for Object entry; Accessioning; Cataloguing; Location and Movement control; Loans in; Loans out and Object exit
  • Museum control forms - For entry, accessions and object movements  can be printed straight from Modes Compact.

Secure

  • Access levels - Built in 'public', 'cataloguer' and 'poweruser' profiles determine how much access individuals have to the system
  • Automatic backup - Added security with back up on closing the program.

Flexible

  • Customisable  -  Users can choose their own font size, font style and colours.  Create new grid displays simply by dragging and dropping columns.
  • Multimedia files - Attach a range of multimedia files - you can associate images, sound, video and document files with your records
  • PDF and email records - Produce and email PDF copies of records.

Extra help and support to get you started

  • Free telephone, email and web support for the first year - we can even access your computer remotely and sort out any queries
  • Quick Start Guides - Take a look at our wide range of step-by-step guides and guide records

Technical specification

Like to discuss the hardware requirements in more detail and don't have access to your own IT support? Simply get in touch and we would be happy to help guide you through the installation process.