Denmark's Roskilde Libraries, one of the country's seven biggest libraries, has purchased Axiell's Calm system to organise and present its cultural heritage. Roskilde Libraries is a public library for the 80,000-strong municipality of Roskilde and a central library for the 820,000 inhabitants in the region of Zealand. The Local History Library and Archive is part of the library and owns a large collection of photographs, some of which have already been digitised.
The first items to be presented in the Calm Archives collection management system will be local history images of interest to local residents and tourists, with other material such as archives, audio and film to be added in the future. The information will be made available online via CalmView, the public access module for Calm. A new library management system, Axiell's DDELibra is also being adopted, and web-based library portal Axiell Arena will be introduced, which will allow users to have one point of access and search to cultural heritage and library items.
Roskilde's central library consultant, Hans Michelsen, says, "We chose Calm to bring our cultural artefacts to a wider audience and for its interoperability with our new library management system. We are also involved in EuropeanaLocal.eu, a project leading to the European cultural database www.europeana.eu, where material from 27 countries and a multitude of databases can be searched online in one search. For this we needed an application which was ready for OAI-PMH [i] to present our digitised material. Calm is OAI compatible so that Europeana can easily harvest data from Calm for its central database, Europeana users can view the record on Europeana and can also choose to link back to our database for additional information."
A video on Roskilde Libraries and Calm can be seen at: http://vimeo.com/11106109. The system has been fully translated into Danish and will go live at Roskilde by the end of 2010.
Axiell's Calm system is used by over 350 customers across the UK including Hampshire Record Office, Parliamentary Archives, The Tate Library and Archive, and Wellcome Library.
About Axiell UK
Axiell UK provides library software solutions to one third of local authorities in the UK, while over 350 customers use Calm, the system of choice for Archives, Museums and Records Offices. The company is a leading business solutions supplier to libraries, archives, museums and records centres.
Axiell UK offers its customers both software and hardware and a full range of implementation, facilities management and integration services, and the company continues to be a pioneer in software development for libraries.
Axiell is a member of Axiell Library Group AB. http://www.axiell.co.uk/
About Axiell Library Group AB
Axiell Library Group is the world's fifth largest company in the sector, supplying IT systems and services dedicated solely to libraries,archives and museums as a target group and with its focus on library development.
Axiell develops technically advanced and innovative solutions in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches in the Nordic countries and in the UK use Axiell's library management systems and Axiell Arena, the tool for the virtual library. The system for archives and museums, CALM, is used by over 350 archives and museums in Europe.
Axiell Library Group is a group company with five subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as the UK. www.axiell.com