Modes Compact is the entry level version of the Modes collections management system.
Modes Compact supports SPECTRUM primary procedures to Accreditation standards:
Object Entry, Acquisition, Cataloguing, Object Exit, Loans in, Loans out, and Location and movement control.
Can be installed as single-user program only.
Public access is available through an optional web interface including plugins for WordPress.
Minimum hardware requirement
Client: Pentium 4 600 MHz processor with 512Mb RAM
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1; 32-Bit and 64-Bit
Single user system with embedded server using NexusDB database.
Public access support
Modes offers hosting of Modes data for access through a bespoke website managed by Modes; or through a WordPress interface which can be managed directly by the user.
Modes offers a range of backup options when closing down a file – Full backup, Incremental backup and Close without backing up. Backup directories can be customised to chosen Backup location.
Data auditing and cleaning
Modes provides a built in audit trail – when created, when modified, created by, modified by. A range of data cleaning tools exist within the program.
Single user cost
£500 +VAT to purchase Modes Compact.
12 months support is included in this price.
Five user cost
£2000 +VAT (5 standalone users). 12 months support is included in this price. Additional user licences can be purchased for £250 +VAT per licence.
Additional pricing notes
On-site training for up to 6 delegates from £550 +VAT
Support by phone, email, website and remote support 1 user £62.25 +VAT per year (first year included with purchase). Additional users £27.75 +VAT per year per user
Modes Compact provides support for object cataloguing, with templates for archaeology, books, decorative art, fine art, geology, natural history, photographs and social history records.
Links to procedure files for recording the management of SPECTRUM primary procedures.
As well as images, any multimedia or document type can be linked to the database. Can be installed in standalone configuration only.
All record templates, indexes and validation settings are predefined and cannot be configured by the user.
Soon to include spell-checking and drag-and-drop attachment of multimedia.
- Audit Trails – As standard
- Password – As standard
- Picklist – As standard
- Thesaurus for data entry – As standard
- Modifiable data structure – As standard
Any media type can be launched and played from within Modes Compact by association with any available media player installed on the computer.
Are image and media formats configurableNo
Support for integration with other DAMS
Data exchange based on XML / LinkedData
Business process automation
Digital rights management
User generated content
No but supporting evidence can be captured and retrieved via Multimedia.
Data can be imported from XML. Conversion from CSV available on request.
Data can be exported as XML, HTML, PDF, CSV, Text and RTF.
OAI-PMH - Free download
CIDOC CRM RDF
Can be mapped to any data schema
Museum / heritage standards
*supports SPECTRUM Primary Procedures only
Spectrum proceduresObject Entry (primary)
Loans In (primary)
Location and Movement (primary)
Object Exit (primary)
Loans Out (primary)
Retrospective Documentation (primary)
Bibliographic / library standards
Archival records support
Archival records standards
Integration with other library and archive management systems
Support site URLwww.modes.org.uk Modes can be found on Twitter @modesusers
Contact postal address
Sadler Bridge Studios
Software developer nameModes Users Association
Software developer contact nameRichard Langley
Software developer contact address
Sadler Bridge Studios
Software developer firstname.lastname@example.org
UK users and sites
Over 200 Organisations use Modes Compact in UK
International users and sites