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OpenCulture 2014: Exhibitors

Access Digital    Genus    Orangeleaf
AMP Fab   Guide ID   Picturae
Axiell ALM   KE Software (UK) Ltd   Public Catalogue Foundation
Bruynzeel Storage Systems   Knowledge Integration Ltd   Rackline
ClickNetherfield Ltd   Mamiya Leaf   Surface Impression
Collector Systems, LLC.   Mobydoc   System Simulation
Conservation By Design   Modes   TIME/IMAGE
Extensis   Montala Limited   Vernon Systems Ltd
Gallery Systems   Novatron Scientific Ltd   zetcom

 

Access Digital 

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Access Digital is a team of digitisation experts based at the University for the Creative Arts.

We run photography, scanning and digital media management services and our staff have many years of experience working in higher education, cultural heritage and the arts. Our professional expertise combined with an essential understanding of our client base enables us to provide high quality, fit for purpose and long lasting digital resources for our customers.

We are a relatively new company (formed in 2013), and have had a busy year building our business with a range of new clients: including the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection, Museum of Rural Life, University of Reading and Farnham Museum.

Our state-of-the-art digitisation studio space housed in the library of UCA’s Farnham campus includes: copy-stand photography facilities; kiosk book scanners; slide and flatbed document scanners; VHS and cassette tape encoders; and secure storage facilities.

If you would like to visit our studio in Farnham or discuss your digitisation needs, please get in touch.

Website: www.access-digital.co/

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AMP Fab

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The AMP Fab team are very proud to put into practise their 35 years shared experience of designing manufacturing and installing Museum and Art Gallery Storage equipment.

AMP Fab offers a bespoke storage consultation and design service to Museums and Art Galleries. Clients of this service benefit from all the knowledge and skills the AMP Fab Team has built up from providing behind the scenes storage systems and installationsto almost all the Museums and Art Galleries in the UK and some further afield including Barcelona, Morocco and the Arab Emirates.

Website: www.ampfab.co.uk

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Axiell ALM

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Our goal is to be the world’s premier supplier of knowledge management systems for the cultural heritage sector. We offer solutions for collections management, mobile inventory control, and public access. With over 30 years experience in the field, and offices in The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Canada and the United States, we offer breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched.

Visit us at stand 1 and 2, or contact us at [email protected] to learn more

Website: www.axiell-alm.com

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Bruynzeel Storage Systems

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We are Europe’s leading manufacturer of versatile and space-saving storage solutions for museums, libraries, archives and offices. Serving public and private sector clients, our focus is to provide bespoke storage systems that combine space efficiency with accessibility. We are suppliers to the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and Glasgow Museum, and to museums, institutes and resource centres throughout the UK.

Our product range includes
• electronic and hand cranked mobile systems
• display cabinets
• static shelving
• low vibration fine art storage
• climate control and antimicrobial systems

Bruynzeel Storage Systems is a Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) supplier.

Website - www.bruynzeel.co.uk 

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ClickNetherfield Ltd

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ClickNetherfield offers more than 60 combined years of showcase manufacturing and consultancy experience and is one of the leading museum showcase manufacturing companies in the world.

We are award-winning showcase manufacturers. We work with museums, architects and designers. We work for Kings, Queens and Presidents.

Our combined manufacturing and design capability allows us to handle projects from £1000 to £10 million with the utmost confidence. We undertake projects worldwide.

Website: www.clicknetherfield.com

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Collector Systems, LLC.

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Collector Systems is the ideal collection management solution for museum, historic, and private collections. Our cloud-based software can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or phone with an internet connection. All images, documents, and information will be easily uploaded, stored, and searched. Integrated Chenhall’s Nomenclature is available to catalogue your collection. Our Gallery feature allows you to pull information to your public site or social media. Use the Gallery to invite patrons to a private access area. The Gallery is also a perfect tool for assisting your Education and Exhibition teams as they work in your museum. Our bank level security, backup, and system redundancy allow for workflow efficiency and continuity. We utilise industry best practices, including 128-bit SSL encryption, to ensure that the highest standards of security are maintained at all times.

Collector Systems has the power that you need with the simplicity you never thought possible.

Website: www.collectorsystems.com 

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Conservation By Design

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Conservation By Design (CXD) provide high quality conservation equipment, storage and display products for a wide range of restoration projects to museums, libraries, art galleries and archives throughout the world.

CXD’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition is matched by an advanced product development programme to ensure they continue to lead the market in innovation. Their unparalleled product range includes everything you need to restore, keep and display collections, documents and artefacts. The portfolio ranges from boxes and storage, workshops and display, and museum showcases.

Consistently delivering high quality products, a first class service and attention to detail has secured a loyal customer base and worldwide reputation. So whether you are looking for a multi-million pound display installation or a simple album page, CXD is the conservation partner who, like you always drives up standards.

Website: www.cxdltd.com 

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Extensis

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Extensis is a leading developer of font management and digital asset management software. We deliver exceptional value to our customers by offering easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use solutions for protecting and fully leveraging their business’ investment in fonts and digital assets. Extensis' award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies as well as several high profile heritage and culture organisations including the British Library, the National Museum of Ireland, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Trust.

Extensis solutions include Universal Type Server and Suitcase for font management and Portfolio Server for digital asset management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, USA and Northampton in the United Kingdom.

Website: www.extensis.com/heritage

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Gallery Systems

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Gallery Systems has developed collections management and web publishing solutions for the finest cultural institutions throughout the world for 25 years. TMS, our core product, helps clients of all types and sizes to better organise their collection information while eMuseum guides visitors through a virtual tour of their collections. UK clients include Tate, the National Gallery and Bolton Museum & Art Gallery.

Website: www.gallerysystems.com 

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Genus

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Genus is a solutions provider for the entire life-cycle of documents, books and microfilm, dealing with their creation, access, scanning, archiving, and retrieval. We supply and maintain book scanners, document scanners, micrographic scanning and conversion equipment and a complete range of micrographic and scanner consumables. A core part of our business lies within the library and museum sector specialising in a range of products and services dealing for all media types. Our product range covers both archival and public-use solutions and uses the latest technology to enhance image quality, improve handling of material and maximise speed of capture.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge regarding digital capture, microfilm and online document repository systems. Some of our clients include, The British Library, National Library of Scotland, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Army Museum, The National Maritime Museum and many more.

Website: www.genusit.com

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Guide ID

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At Guide ID we base everything we do on 3 principles;

  • Keep things Simple
  • Keep things flexible and reliable
  • Keep things cost affective

What we offer is an Interpretation platform helps you solve issues to do with:

  • Generating revenues
  • Visitor Guiding(Audio Guides & App)
  • Visitor Research
  • Visitor Marketing (Email collection)

We pride ourselves on being a development based company. This means we talk and listen to our clients. Any tools we develop are based on this feedback.

Current clients include; Royal Museums Greenwich, Hayward Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam, Dutch Royal Palace, English Heritage, Garden Museum

During the show, please come and visit our stand(27) and talk to us about what it is you are working on and what we can help you with.

Website: www.guideid.co.uk

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KE Software (UK) Ltd

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KE Software is the leading provider of museum management software in the world. The EMu package covers all areas of managing a museum or gallery collection. A full web interface is included with tools to manage any narrative and user generated content.

Website: www.kesoftware.com 

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Knowledge Integration Ltd

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Knowledge Integration specialises in the design and delivery of high quality software solutions for the cultural and education sectors. We specialise in middleware solutions which help institutions maximise the potential of their digital resources and metadata.

We are Collections Trust’s principal technical partner for Culture Grid and lead technical partner in Europeana Inside. Our middleware solutions are used by a range of national museums including IWM, NMM, Royal Armouries and Museum of London. We also have a suite of products for advanced terminology management.

We now offer a full in-house web development and design service, as well being happy to collaborate with external web developers.

We are keen advocates of open source, open standards and open data and have demonstrated our commitment to these principles in numerous projects over the last 14 years.

Website: www.k-int.com

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Mamiya Leaf

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With more than 100 years of combined analogue and digital experience, Mamiya Leaf provides the best tools for capturing cultural heritage items such as paintings, documents, manuscripts and books.

We will be showcasing the Mamiya Leaf Credo digital camera backs, with resolution of up to 80 megapixels and ability to record fine details and accurate colours while utilising the most efficient workflow.

You can see for yourself the incredible Credo Wide Spectrum range of digital backs; with the use of different filters you can capture images in specific parts of the spectrum, from ultraviolet through to near-infrared. See how you can discover hidden details in old paintings and artefacts that are invisible to the human eye, all possible with the same amazing resolution and clarity.

Website: www.mamiyaleaf.com

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Mobydoc

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Mobydoc was funded 30 years ago by professionals in documentation and collections management. Our company focuses its activity on the development of state of the art Collections Management Systems dedicated to museums, companies and private collections.

Now a worldwide reference, Mobydoc’s team contains specialists in documentation/collections management and IT professionals. All of them are keen to meet the needs of clients as closely as possible.

Mobydoc provides for its clients:

- development and marketing of its products
- training for users
- data transfer/conversion from other software
- permanent assistance
- audit and project management

Mobydoc innovates and supplies to professionals:

- a new version 7 with brand new interface and functions
- an integrated system, the MUM, allowing centralized management of different collections.
- Online display of collections: the OPAC Web module with XML, OAI and Europeana-Inside compliancy.

Website: www.mobydoc.fr

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Modes

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Setting the standard for collections management software for over 25 years. We have a long history of advancing collections management in the UK, providing collections management software, training and support services to museums, galleries, voluntary groups, businesses and many other organisations. Modes is the most widely-used collections management system in British museums working with over 600 organisations. We offer simple and affordable solutions. Working as a not-for-profit company keeps the costs of software purchase, support and training to a minimum for the benefit of all our members. Suitable for all types of collections and archives. Try our demo version at www.modes.org.uk

Website: www.modes.org.uk 

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Montala Limited

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ResourceSpace is a free and open source digital asset management system, with a strong focus on usability. It has been designed to be deployed organisation – wide, so users can help themselves to assets, thus reducing administrative overheads. ResourceSpace was originally developed for OXFAM. Since the open source release, ResourceSpace has been used by many organisations around the world, both commercial and non-profit.

Montala are a web solutions company based in Oxfordshire. We head up the ResourceSpace project and also provide hosting, support and development services. Our extensive list of ResourceSpace customers includes Oxfam, Action Aid, Save the Children, Macmillan, Marie Curie, Fairtrade, Oxford University, Plan International, Human Rights Watch, Capgemini and Tannoy.

Website: www.montala.com / www.resourcespace.org 

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Novatron Scientific Ltd

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Novatron Scientific are leading suppliers of environmental monitoring and control equipment for the heritage, collections & conservation of artefacts. We supply portable humidifiers, dehumidifiers, wireless humidity & temperature monitoring systems, data loggers, humidity meters and light meters. All equipment is backed- up by our nationwide network support of servicing, calibration and technical support. Novatron is an IS0 9001 firm and UKAS accredited humidity laboratory, established with over twenty year’s experience.

Website: www.novatron.co.uk

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Orangeleaf Systems Ltd

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Orangeleaf Systems Ltd specialise in turning the data from the many varied collections management systems into sophisticated public facing online search applications using our cloud based middleware system called CollectionsBase.

We’ve worked with small independent museums, county councils, regional projects and national organisations: CollectionsBase currently contains the collections from over 80 different partner organisations.

We create engaging web sites, web applications, mobile applications, multi-touch interactive systems, and augmented reality presentations all integrated with the aggregated collections data search.
We can provide project planning, digital strategy and ‘blue sky’ thinking for initial project development.

Come to our stand at Open Culture this year to see demonstrations of our new systems including:

• Multi-touch gesture based museum and archive image and map viewer interactive
Secure archive search room management software suite

• Public facing WordPress based museum and archives digital asset sales

We look forward to meeting you.

Website: www.orangeleaf.com

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Picturae

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Picturae is a full service provider for the online publication of collections in the cultural heritage sector. These services range from digitisation, data entry, website design, collection management software, hosting, digital storage, financial business concepts and more.

Picturae has developed a unique software infrastructure specifically for the purpose of managing digital image collections: Memorix Maior. This specialised application is the result of more than ten years of experience in the cultural heritage sector.

Website: www.picturae.com

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Public Catalogue Foundation - Digitisation Services

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The Public Catalogue Foundation’s Digitisation Services can assist both public and private institutions with the cataloguing and photography of objects in their care.

The PCF has a reputation for high-quality fine art digitisation, but our expertise in this field can be used to catalogue and photograph any other media, as required. This could encompass the comprehensive cataloguing of a class of material or selected items within a larger collection. We can work with both 2D and 3D media, from a piece of jewellery to large furniture. We can also digitise items that are fixed, such as murals and mosaics, and document architectural features.

The Digitisation Services also provide advice and assistance with copyright and content management systems. Our services are available anywhere in the UK and overseas.

Website: www.thepcf.org.uk

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Rackline

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With over 30 years’ experience within the museum and heritage sector, Rackline’s products are designed specifically around the customer’s requirements and the collections environment. We offer a unique design service that not only advises and helps you prepare space planning layouts but also offers an ergonomic audit as part of the process whereby the layout of the storage is optimised for retrieval.

Rackline’s product range includes mobile and static shelving, map storage, mobile and pull- out picture racking, rolled materials storage, light industrial shelving, display storage, pallet racking and plan chests. All of the systems are designed to conform to the latest PD5454 Standards and we are regulated by SEMA.

Clients include Victoria and Albert Museum, the Discovery Museum, Museum of Zoology - University of Cambridge, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and John Jones Art Centre and many more throughout the UK.

Website: www.rackline.com

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Surface Impression

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Surface Impression is an imaginative and innovative digital media development company based in Brighton. Since the company was founded in 2001, we have specialised in delivering communication resources for charities, cultural heritage, education and arts organisations.

Our core services are web and graphic design, smartphone apps, programming, user interface design, content management, database development, strategic consultancy and information architecture. We also provide content creation, editorial consultancy, accessibility and usability testing, ongoing support and training. With Surface Impression you get:

• Plain English, enthusiasm, commitment and a ‘can do’ attitude
• Expertise in user centred design and accessibility
• Masses of experience with the heritage and arts sectors. Many of our staff come from museum or gallery backgrounds and we are consistently engaged with the sector at all levels; from media production through to academic research.

Clients include: Arts Council, Barbican, BBC, The Bodleian Libraries, Chertsey Museum, Gordon Highlanders Museum, Jewish Museum, NHS, Pallant House Gallery, Royal Pavilion & Museums and the Wiener Library

Website: www.surfaceimpression.com 

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System Simulation

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Release the potential in your collections with System Simulation's CollectionsIndex+, a suite of professional collection management software for archives, libraries and museums.

MuseumIndex+, ArchiveIndex+ and BooksIndex+ integrate with System Simulation's Digital Asset Management system to manage and safeguard your collections to the highest standards. Collections Online helps you curate your web presence, changing the way you think about your collections. The Workflow Engine streamlines your museum's activities ensuring the work is done correctly, efficiently and by the right people.

CollectionsIndex+ is available both as a desktop application and as a web application. It is scalable, supporting small private and specialist museums right up to multi-national corporations, and world museums like The British Museum.

System Simulation has over 40 years experience supplying systems for all types and sizes of organisations and will work in close collaboration with you, supporting you at all stages of your project, to produce the most successful outcomes.

Website: www.ssl.co.uk 

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TIME/IMAGE

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TIME/IMAGE is a heritage and collections consultancy. We work to enhance historical and cultural collections of all kinds through research, digitisation, curation, creative promotion, and improved online presence, though moving image archives are our speciality.

We appreciate that every collection is unique; it has a history that can’t be replicated and contains materials that can’t be replaced. Every collection is valuable in its own distinctive way, and there are now more ways than ever to share these remarkable collections. It doesn’t need to be complicated, difficult or expensive to enhance your collection, to promote it as a resource – for education, for entertainment, for inspiration.

Please see our website or visit us on stand 35 for more information.

Website: www.timeimage.org.uk

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Vernon Systems Ltd

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Vernon Systems, a SPECTRUM partner, has more than 25 years' experience in creating software for the museum and gallery sector. Our systems are used around the world by institutions with diverse collections and sizes. We provide sophisticated collection management and web access for cultural

treasures, backed by our helpful support, detailed training and comprehensive data conversion services.

Our core product, Vernon CMS, is a widely implemented and acclaimed collection management system. lt is designed to accommodate all types of collections within one system, and is entirely flexible so that you can add user licenses and modules as required. Activities Management is an optional module which provides comprehensive workflow control for all your collection management processes, such as Loans, Exhibitions and Conservation. Our latest product is eHive, a simple to use and secure online collection management system with built in publishing options to the web.

Website: www.vernonsystems.com

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zetcom

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 With close to 1,000 clients, zetcom's collection & museum management system MuseumPlus has been very successful over the past 15 years, serving museums and collections in more than 25 countries and 11 different languages. Among our clients are renowned collections like the Wallace Collection, London, The Louvre, Paris, the State Museums of Berlin and the Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

Our latest product MuseumPlus RIA is a web-based, comprehensive Collection Management System, SPECTRUM compliant, platform independent and available as a hosted solution (SaaS, Software as a Service). Data exchange and harvesting standards (LIDO, ECK and others) are supported. No installation or in-house IT support are required to run this professional CMS. The MuseumPlus RIA solution lines up with operational outsourcing strategies to streamline your IT-infrastructure and reduces costs across the organization. To receive more information, please visit our website www.zetcom.com or contact our international offices any time!

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