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Join the new Modes Forum28th February, 2019

Have you got a question for the Modes community?  Is it something which other Modes users might be able to shed some light on? Why not join the discussion on the Modes Forum?

New training courses28th February, 2019

We’ve been creating some new Modes courses to match your training needs.

Top Tips for inventory recording28th February, 2019

Modes gives support for recording museum objects at the Inventory level, which can readily be expanded to catalogue records.

Modes Users Survey 201928th February, 2019

We would like to hear from you about how Modes software supports your museum tasks.

Top Tips for checking software version numbers22nd November, 2018

With the upgrade for Modes Complete now available and with Modes Compact to follow early next year – how do you know which version of Modes software you’re running? The simplest tasks are sometimes difficult to know what to do.... we can help you navigate!

Oops wrong number!5th September, 2018

It can happen even to the best of us – we’ve accidently typed in an incorrect Identity Number and clicked the OK button and Modes has produced a record with a unique but incorrect Object Identity Number. This month our top tips show you how to fix those annoying mistakes in your data....

Top Tips for Restricting access to sensitive parts of your Modes data.24th April, 2018

Can people just look at my Modes and not be allowed to edit the data or see confidential information? Can I have a read-only Modes? Is it possible for members of the Public or Researchers look at my Modes? Can we hide sensitive personal information relating to acquisitioned items? These are common questions asked by Modes users and there is a straight forward answer ‘Yes you can’ and it’s easy because this is covered by a built-in solution. Find out more...

Top tips for multiple repeats19th February, 2018

Inspired by the multi-part 'Flock' sculpture by Philippa Robbins at MOMA Machynlleth and seeing other series of artworks at the Gallery in which a single artwork or form is repeated multiple times - the question arose how do you repeat a record in Modes? Read on to find out how...

Top Tips for Image Paths in records20th October, 2017

Why are my Image Paths showing in the record? This question that arose during the Knowledge Café session at the Modes Annual Meeting and Workshop…

Compact Top Tips – What’s the Story?27th September, 2017

Our top tips this month are inspired by this year’s Collections Trust Conference and focus on the role of people in delivering collections management. Have you ever wondered how to capture expert opinion about an item or even the reaction to an object? Read on to find out more...