Melbourne, Australia. Axiell, the leading vendor of collections management software to archives, libraries and museums, is pleased to announce that the Macao museum has purchased Adlib, one of Axiell's suite of enterprise collection management solutions. A popular attraction in the region, the Macao Museum has a vision to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage and identity of Macao with its fusion of Chinese and Western cultures. The Adlib solution will be leveraged to manage the Museum's collection and, through Adlib's enterprise support, will also enable the many specialized museums in the Macao region to manage their collections in a cost-efficient way.
The Macao Museum selected Adlib for a range of reasons, not least the flexibility with which it can be configured to meet the needs of the large and smaller specialized institutions in the region, and the speed with which it can be rolled-out. The Museum's collection contains information about each object in Chinese, Portuguese and English, and a solution with strong multilingual support was critical. Adlib's advanced workflows ensure that the input of data for the collection will be streamlined, and that loan management and conservation documentation will be optimal. With an Adlib solution the region's institutions will be adaptable in a dynamic environment and provide value to the public for the long term. Axiell's proven ability to collaborate closely with its customers was also highly regarded by the Museum when selecting a solution.
"The Macao Museum is an integrated museum that illustrates the history and livelihood of Macao's people. Our collections can be categorized into Macao history, people's livelihood, arts and archaeology. Axiell and the collection management solution Adlib proved beyond a doubt that they could meet our needs for streamlined workflows and our ambition to digitize our collection and make it available online, while maintaining control of the data and ensuring a positive ROI for the project," says Ms.Grace Lei, the Acting Director of the Macao Museum.
With more than 3000 customers in the cultural sector and 18 offices worldwide, Axiell is the market leader in the provision of collections management software solutions. Axiell's Australasian office will support the Macao Museum and regional institutions, ensuring that they have proximity to key Axiell resources. Axiell has undertaken significant investment in adapting the solution and the documentation to Chinese.
"We are thrilled to be a part of securing and advancing the access to the fascinating cultural heritage in Asia. The Macao region is embarking on this project in a way which we see is a global trend, where consortia of museums collaborate to leverage the same solution Ė to the benefit of the museums that can share resources but mainly to the benefit of the museum visitors, where objects from many museums can now be made available online," says John Doolan, Managing Director for Axiell Archives Libraries & Museums.
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, libraries and museums, are used by over 3000 cultural institutions over the world. In addition, more than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, headquartered in Lund, has more than 280 employees based out of 18 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 http://www.axiell.com