Moving Image Collections 2017-06-06T12:00:56+00:00

Moving Image
Collections Management Systems

The only solution designed to support film archival structure

Our off-the-shelf Film Archives solution allows you to have a single, central source of data for your collections management, freeing you from the need to manage multiple systems or to undertake the lengthy and expensive process of designing your own bespoke solution.

Our core moving image collections management system was developed in conjunction with the BFI and our customers now include the Swedish Film Institute, Deutsche Kinemathek and Cinémathèque québécoise, amongst others.

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Moving Images Collections Management Systems on Mac, iPad and iPhone

Functionality Designed For Managing Film & Moving Image Collections

  • Catalogue to the FIAF international film standard EN 15907, as well as key archival and museum standards.
  • Store, link and manage metadata at work, manifestation, variant and item levels.
  • Support cataloguing works, manifestation, variations and items.
  • Ensure consistency of authority terms by linking to external thesauri and people databases through Linked Open Data.
  • Store and link a wide variety of multimedia and text files.
  • Create efficient workflows to manage conservation, Reading Room requests, digitisation processes, etc.
  • Manage user permissions and access to records and authority files to adhere to data protection rules.
  • Manage exact physical locations using hierarchies of locations.
  • Manage treatments schedule and condition checks.

Increase Online Access To Your Collections

Moving Images Collections Management Systems on Mac, iPad and iPhone

Publish your collections
online through your website

Make digitised images, documents, video and
audio files available online 

Allow detailed searching or browsing by category

Make hierarchies available to the public to explore

Manage Your Digital Assets

Manage physical records, born digital and digital copies

Import / export XML formats, including EAD

Build simple data entry forms and digitisation workflows

Build reports to monitor data entry and digitisation statistics

Integrate with Digital Preservation Systems and DAMS

Facilitate Meaningful Research

Create workflows to manage Reading Room requests efficiently

Automatically generate Finding Aids

Publish records to national and international archive databases

Share best practice with our large community of archivists

What Our Customers Say

Exterior of the British Film Institute

Rewriting the script at the British Film Institute

With 4.5 million items, including film scripts, posters, storyboards, and a great deal more, it was a huge challenge to get a handle on everything collected since 1933. Homemade databases, lists and notes were scattered across the organisation, and some data was inevitably missing.

The new system offers ample opportunity to make more films accessible.

And that has triggered a massive digitisation project.

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Exterior of the Swedish Film Institute

Mathias Rosengren, MD of Film Heritage Department
Swedish Film Institute

“Because Axiell’s collection management system meets the EU Standard for cataloguing collections we can take a best practice approach to collection management, with a technology solution that supports open data and enables the SFI to manage multiple collections within the same system.

Adlib is used by other film archives across the world, giving us confidence we have selected the right solution to support our strategy to preserve our extensive archive and make it accessible to anyone.”

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Exterior of Cinematheque Quebecoise

Jean Gagnon, Director of Preservation & Access to Collections
Cinémathèque québécoise

“We want to ensure that we can present relevant and educational information to our visitors, both when they visit the museum or when they come to one of our screenings and online. That means that we want to manage our whole collection and the one million objects that we have, from film to library to archive.

Axiell’s Adlib allows us to achieve that with an up to date technology, which was one of the main reasons for our choice.”

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