In September, the CNC and its partners accepted the Axiell ALM offer, which is based on the Adlib system for the documentation and management of all of their cinematographic heritage collections, including legal deposits. Adlib will provide a shared platform for the management and promotion of the CNC and CF collections, as well as the collections of four other cinematographic partners in France and Monaco. All these collections will be integrated in the system, not only films, but also document archives, posters, costumes, etc. The contract is Axiell ALM's fourth in the film heritage sector.
"We are very excited about this high-profile project and we are looking forward to launching the whole system, thus assisting the CNC, the CF and their partners in taking a huge leap into the future", says René van den Heuvel, Sales Manager at Axiell ALM Netherlands. The first results will become available in 2015.
One of the objectives of the CNC and CF is to create a unified view for the public that brings all film archive collections and related materials together. The new integrated system will make it possible to search across all these collections, as well as across the different institutions. The goal is for each institution to keep its own identity and autonomy, in one shared, centralised system. The Adlib solution will replace various legacy systems and will provide an integrated and efficient back-office tool for all users and partner institutes.
The long-drawn project was initiated three years ago by the CNC. Extensive effort was put into defining requirements for the management of the collections and the handling of documentation, to tailor the solution to specific business needs.
The Adlib solution meets all these needs, based as it is on a complete and ready-to-use software package, which is highly flexible and easy to adapt to the demands of the various institutions. In addition, the Adlib solution is based on international standards, such as EN 15907, a standard for cinematographic works specifying best practice in the structuring of metadata in cinematographic works. The CNC took part in devising the standard and Axiell ALM is the first provider to implement this standard in a software package.
Axiell ALM is now well on its way to becoming the leading world-wide solution provider for film institutions all over the world, who are engaged in the management and promotion of the cinematographic heritage.
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 organisations 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 2600 archives and museums over the world. More than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, with its Headquarter based in Lund has more than 260 employees, has offices in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and in the USA. Together, we form the one of the world's largest companies in these sectors.