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
Windows 7 and above.
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.
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
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.
Support by phone, email, website and remote support. 1 user £72 +VAT per year (first year included with purchase).
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.
- 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
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.
Support for integration with other DAMS
Data exchange based on XML / LinkedData.
Business process automation
Digital rights management
User generated content
Data can be imported from XML. Conversion from CSV available on request.
Data can be exported as XML, HTML, PDF, CSV, Text and RTF.
Ready for Europeana Connection Kit (ECK)Yes
OAI-PMH - Free download.
- CIDOC CRM RDF
Can be mapped to any data schema.
Museum / heritage standards
- Spectrum (supports Spectrum primary procedures only).
Spectrum proceduresObject Entry (primary)
Acquisition and accessioning (primary)
Location and movement control (primary)
Object Exit (primary)
Loans In - borrowing objects (primary)
Loans Out - lending objects (primary)
Documentation planning (primary)
Bibliographic / library standards
Archival records support
Archival records standards
Integration with other library and archive management systems
Support site URLtwitter.com/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