Modes Compact

Modes Compact is the entry-level version of the Modes collections management system.  It can be installed in single-user (not networked) configuration only.

Modes Compact supports the Spectrum primary procedures, to achieve Accreditation standards.

Indexes, outputs and reports, validation and terminology control are all pre-defined.

Minimum hardware requirement

Client: Pentium 4 600 MHz processor with 4GB RAM

Operating system(s)

Windows 7 and above.

Database architecture

Single user system with embedded server using NexusDB database.

Public access support

It is simple to export data as CSV or XML for upload to web services.

Backup support

Modes creates an XML backup at the close of each editing session, with options for either full backups or incremental backups, and a choice of backup locations.

Data auditing and cleaning

Modes maintains a log of when records were created, when modified, who created by, and who modified by. There is a range of data cleaning tools within the system, including find and replace, and automatic correction as the data is validated.

Single user cost

£625 +VAT to purchase Modes Compact.

12 months support is included in this price.

Five user cost

N/A. Modes Compact is a single-user system.

Additional copies can be purchased for £312.50 +VAT per licence

Additional pricing notes

N/A

Training

On-site training for up to 6 delegates from £660 +VAT (according to location).

Scheduled courses in Derby £110 +VAT per delegate, discounts available for more than one delegate.

Technical support

Support by phone, email, website and remote support. 1 user £72 +VAT per year (first year included with purchase).

Special features

Modes Compact provides support for object cataloguing, with links to procedure files for recording the management of SPECTRUM primary procedures.

Modes Compact uses a subset of the full Modes data structure, which is mapped to Spectrum units of information.  Record templates are supplied for books, objects and photographs.

As well as images, any multimedia or document type can be linked to the database, using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Data entry is supported by terminology control and spell checking.

All record templates, indexes and validation settings are predefined and cannot be configured by the user.

Additional features:

  • Audit Trails – As standard
  • Password – As standard
  • Picklist – As standard
  • Thesaurus for data entry – As standard
  • Modifiable data structure – Field groups can be added from standard list of elements
Image formats
  • BMP
  • PCX
  • TIFF
  • DXF
  • Targa
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • PDF
  • EPS
  • PSD
  • ICO
  • JPC
  • IEV
  • LYR
Media formats

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 configurable
No.
Integrated DAMS?

No.

Support for integration with other DAMS

Data exchange based on XML / LinkedData.

Business process automation

No.

Digital rights management

No.

Mobile support

No.

Remote thesauri

No.

User generated content

No.

API

Imports:

Data can be imported from XML. Conversion from CSV available on request.

Exports:

Data can be exported as XML, HTML, PDF, CSV, Text and RTF.

ECK ready
Yes
Protocols/interfaces

OAI-PMH - Free download.

  • CIDOC CRM RDF
  • DIDL
  • DDI
  • IEEE_LOM
  • MARC
  • METS
  • MODS
  • OWL
  • PREMIS
  • RDA
  • RDF
  • SCORM
  • UK_LOM_Core

Can be mapped to any data schema.

Museum / heritage standards
  • Spectrum (supports Spectrum primary procedures only).
Spectrum procedures
Object Entry (primary)
Acquisition and accessioning (primary)
Location and movement control (primary)
Inventory (primary)
Cataloguing (primary)
Object Exit (primary)
Loans In - borrowing objects (primary)
Loans Out - lending objects (primary)
Documentation planning (primary)
Bibliographical records

No.

Bibliographic / library standards

None.

Archival records support

No.

Archival records standards

None.

Integration with other library and archive management systems

No.

Client URLs
Support site URL
twitter.com/modesusers
Documentation url
www.modes.org.uk/software 
Contact postal address

Modes
Sadler Bridge Studios
Bold Lane
Derby
DE1 3NT
United Kingdom

Software developer name
Modes Users Association
Software developer contact name
Richard Langley
Software developer contact address

Modes
Sadler Bridge Studios
Bold Lane
Derby
DE1 3NT
United Kingdom

Software developer email
richard@modes.org.uk
UK users and sites

Over 200 Organisations use Modes Compact in UK

International users and sites

None.

Referee

N/A

Other software
No
Publish records online
Yes
Previous URLs