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Getting to know Modes Board – introducing Nicola Sherhod27th October, 2016

This month we introduce you to new Modes Board Member Nicola Sherhod. She tells us about her broad experience in the museums sector including innovative initiatives she has helped to develop, her successes with empowering volunteers, and how she hopes to support positive change in the sector through her new role on Modes Board.

Top Tips for Recording in different languages in Modes27th October, 2016

With new Modes Board member Nicola Sherhod, curator at the John Bunyan Museum & Library, revealing the amazing fact that John Bunyan’s book ‘A Pilgrim’s Progress’ has been reproduced in more than 215 languages and dialects – this month’s Top Tips looks at how to record in Modes using different languages and character sets.

Collections strength through collaboration: A Greek in Egypt20th September, 2016

This month Modes discover remarkable ancient treasures in a collaborative Touring exhibition at The University of Nottingham Museum. We talk to Museum Keeper Clare Pickersgill to find out more about the work behind this spectacular collection, its background, and why it’s so important for the Museum in Nottingham.


Next month is our Annual Workshop & AGM, and once again we have a full agenda to help you get more out of your Modes. With demonstrations focused on the new Modes version 1.3 – Complete and Compact are now highly competitive production tools to help you get your collections in order. 2015-2016 was a strong year for Modes, and so we’ll be asking you once again to get your ‘wish-lists’ formulated to help us deliver software that fits your future needs.

Top Tips September 2016 on loans-in20th September, 2016

With our special feature focus on The University of Nottingham Museum's collaborative exhibition of ancient underwater discoveries ‘A Greek in Egypt', this month’s Top Tips looks at how to capture Loans In information, and help you streamline the documentation for this process.

Who needs digitised collections?20th September, 2016

Join us at the Collections Trust Conference 2016 on 29th September in London to find out more…

Where information meets inspiration25th August, 2016

The latest version of Modes is so much more than a catalogue tool – it is the place for managing all your collection information. We show you through a few of the best new tools that make Modes your one-stop solution for coordinating and linking all data relating to items held in your collection. Find out how....

Top Tips for making the most of procedure records25th August, 2016

If you’re inspired to make the most of the latest Modes v1.3 procedure records but not sure how, there’s plenty of built in help at hand...

Sharing collection information about objects using Modes7th July, 2016

How York Army Museum use Modes Complete to share their collection and research information with exhibition collaborators and other audiences. Hannah Rogers, Assistant Curator, tells us more…

Compact Workshop Review7th July, 2016

We had a great turn out at our recent Modes Compact Workshop, with about 30 delegates joining us at The Voicebox in Derby to take part and find out what’s new in the new 1.3 update.