Modes Complete is the fully-featured version of the Modes collections management system.
Modes Complete is a Spectrum compliant application, but indexes, outputs and reports, validation and terminology control can be configured by the user.
Can be installed in single-user or multi-user (networked) configurations.
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
Server: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz 1GB RAM (minimum) 4GB recommended
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2012; 32-Bit and 64-Bit
Client-Server system based on NexusDB database. Datebase can support any field structure defined by a DTD – Object.DTD, EAD.DTD and TEI.DTD supplied and supported as standard.
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
£1000 +VAT to purchase Modes Complete.
12 months support is included in this price.
Five user cost
£3000 +VAT. 12 months support is included in this price. Additional user licences can be purchased for £500 +VAT per licence.
Additional pricing notes
50% discount for MODES for Windows users when they upgrade.
Modes Compact available for £500 +VAT (single user)
On-site training for up to 6 delegates from £550 +VAT
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 £130 +VAT per year, 5 users £350 +VAT per year (first year included with purchase)
Modes Complete provides comprehensive support for object cataloguing any type of object, with links to procedure files for recording the management of Spectrum procedures. As well as images, any multimedia or document type can be linked to the database. For archivists, there is a suite of record templates mapped to ISAD(G), or alternatively a full EAD application. Can be installed in multi-user or standalone configurations. Supplied with predefined record templates, indexes and validation settings, which can all be configured by the user. Includes 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
- Screen designer – As standard
- Modifiable data structure – As standard
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 configurableNo
ImageServer component integrated into web interface.
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.
OAI-PMH - Free download
Linked Data/SPARQL - Standard
- CIDOC CRM RDF
Can be mapped to any data schema
Museum / heritage standards
Spectrum proceduresObject Entry (primary)
Loans In (primary)
Location and Movement (primary)
Use of Collections
Object Exit (primary)
Loans Out (primary)
Loss and Damage
Retrospective Documentation (primary)
Bibliographic / library standards
Archival records support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UK users and sites
More than 400 organisations use Modes Complete in UK.
International users and sites
Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, 35 users.