Modes Complete is the fully-featured version of the Modes collections management system. It can be installed in single-user or multi-user (networked) configurations.
Modes Complete is Spectrum 5.0 compliant.
Indexes, outputs and reports, validation and terminology control are all pre-defined, but can be configured by the user.
Minimum hardware requirement
Client: Pentium 4 600 MHz processor with 4GB RAM.
Server: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz 4GB RAM.
Windows 7 and above; Windows Server 2008 and above.
Client-Server system based on NexusDB database. Datebase can support any field structure defined by a DTD – Object.DTD and TEI.DTD supplied and supported as standard.
Public access support
It is simple to export data as CSV or XML for upload to web services. A Modes WordPress plugin and a Modes API are available.
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. Alternatively, data file backups can be managed through the Modes Admin interface.
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
£1250 +VAT to purchase Modes Complete.
12 months support is included in this price.
Five user cost
£3750 +VAT. 12 months support is included in this price. Additional user licences can be purchased for £625 +VAT per licence.
Additional pricing notes
50% discount for Modes Complete users if they upgrade.
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 £144 +VAT per year, 5 users £432 +VAT per year (first year included with purchase).
Modes Complete provides comprehensive support for cataloguing any type of object, with links to files for recording the management of Spectrum procedures.
Modes includes a flexible data structure, which is mapped to Spectrum units of information. Choose from one of the suite of record templates supplied (archaeology, books, costume, etc.), or define your own. For archivists, there is a suite of record templates mapped to ISAD(G).
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.
Modes Complete is supplied with predefined record templates, indexes, terminology and validation settings, which can all be configured by the user through the Modes Admin interface.
- Audit Trails – As standard
- Password – As standard
- Picklist – As standard
- Thesaurus for data entry – As standard
- Screen designer – As standard
- Modifiable data structure – Fields and field groups can be added from standard list of elements
Any media type can be launched and played from within Modes Complete 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 as XML. Package includes conversion utility for importing data from CSV.
Data can be exported as XML, HTML, PDF, CSV, Text and RTF.
Ready for Europeana Connection Kit (ECK)Yes
OAI-PMH - Free download
Linked Data/SPARQL - Standard
- CIDOC CRM RDF
Can be mapped to any data schema.
Museum / heritage standards
- Spectrum 5.0
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)
Condition checking and technical assessment
Collections care and conservation
Insurance and indemnity
Emergency planning for collections
Damage and loss
Deaccessioning and disposal
Use of collections
Bibliographic / library standards
Archival records support
Yes. Templates mapped to ISAD(G).
Archival records standards
Integration with other library and archive management systems
Data can be exchanged as XML.
Support site URLmodes.org.uk/
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 email@example.com
UK users and sites
More than 450 organisations use Modes Complete in UK.
International users and sites
Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, 35 users.