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Axiell Solution to manage entire audiovisual collection for the Cinémathèque québécoise

Press Release: Axiell [August 4, 2015]

Toronto and Lund, Sweden, August 4, 2015. Axiell, the number one supplier of collections management technology globally, is pleased to announce that the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montréal has selected Adlib as its collections management software.

A unique cultural institution with a global multilingual audience, the Cinémathèque québécoise has collected and preserved films, videos, television programs and new media works for half a century. With Adlib, the institution's invaluable collection is set to be enriched by a solution that ties together the one million objects in its archives, library and museum.

"We want to ensure that we can present relevant and educational information to our visitors, both when they visit the museum and 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," says Jean Gagnon (PhD), the Director of preservation and access to collections at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

The Cinémathèque québécoise required a flexible solution to address its multilingual requirements, and one that could integrate easily with other solutions and support leading cataloguing standards such as FRBR and leading European cataloguing standards EN15907.

After careful consideration the Cinémathèque québécoise selected Axiell's Adlib, a solution that is already used by many prestigious film organizations. Axiell's experience developing innovative technology for modern film institutions and its proven ability to implement solutions rapidly will be leveraged by the Cinémathèque québécoise.

"Every institution has unique requirements," says John Doolan, CEO at Axiell ALM. "At Axiell we are proud to be able to quickly understand the needs and market situation of our customers and collaborate to bring to life the vision they have for their institution. Our aim is always to improve the daily work for museum staff through user friendly and powerful solutions that fit their needs and ensure that their vision for the museum comes to life.

At the completion of the project, which will commence immediately with migration of the Cinémathèque québécoise's data into Adlib, almost 50 years of collecting and preserving films, videos and television programs will be mapped, secured and available in one single collections management system.

About Axiell

Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organizations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. The systems for archives and museums are used by over 3000 archives and museums over the world. More than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, with its headquarters based in Lund, has more than 260 employees based out of offices in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Together, we form one of the world's largest companies in these sectors. To find out more about us and our products, please visit

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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 4, 2015
Company: Axiell
Record Number:20907
Last Update:2023-11-22 01:13:50
Date Created:2015-08-04 08:20:47