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Axiell Collections FAQ

Generel information
Hvad er Axiell Collections?

Axiell Collections er webbaseret software til samlingsadministrations, som du kan få adgang til via en browser.

Hvilke organisationer bruger Axiell Collections?

En lang række institutioner bruger Axiell Collections – herunder museer, arkiver, filminstitutter, gallerier, kulturarv, virksomhedsarkiver, universiteter, skoler og private samlere. Alle, der administrerer en samling af historisk, kulturel eller videnskabelig betydning, kan drage fordel af Axiell Collections.

Vi har forskellige løsninger, der passer til såvel mindre institutioner samt erfaring med nogle af de største og mest komplekse kunder i verden.

Hvilke standarder overholder Axiell Collections?


SPECTRUM Spectrum is the UK Collections Trust’s standard that is also used around the world. SPECTRUM is recognized internationally as the industry standard for Collections Management in museums. SPECTRUM has initially been developed in partnership with over 100 museum professionals including Axiell (through acquired companies such as Adlib Information Systems).


ISAD(G) ISAD(G) (General International Standard Archival Description) provides general guidance for the preparation of archival descriptions. It is to be used in conjunction with existing national standards or as the basis for the development of national standards.


ISAAR(CPF) ISAAR(CPF) (International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families) provides guidance for preparing archival authority records which provide descriptions of entities (corporate bodies, persons and families) associated with the creation and maintenance of archives.


EAD EAD (Encoded Archival Description) is a standard for encoding archival finding aids using Extensible Markup Language (XML). The standard is maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Society of American Archivists.


DACS ‘Describing Archives: A Content Standard’ is a standard used for describing materials in an archive.


MAD Manual of Archival Description.


EAC-CPF Encoded Archival Context – Corporate bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF) is an XML standard for encoding information about the creators of archival materials — i.e., a corporate body, person or family — including their relationships to (a) resources (books, collections, papers, etc.) and (b) other corporate bodies, persons and families.


AACR2 AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules), Second Edition. It is published jointly by the American Library Association, the Canadian Library Association, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (in the UK). AACR2 is designed for use in the construction of catalogues and other lists in general libraries of all sizes. The rules cover the description of, and the provision of access points for, all library materials commonly collected at the present time.


ISBD ISBD (International Standard Bibliographic Description) is a set of rules produced by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to describe a wide range of library materials within the context of a catalog. The consolidated edition of the ISBD was published in 2007. It superseded earlier separate ISBDs that were published for monographs, older monographic publications, cartographic materials, serials and other continuing resources, electronic resources, non-book materials, and printed music. IFLA’s ISBD Review Group is responsible for maintaining the ISBD.


RDA RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a standard for descriptive cataloging, providing instructions and guidelines on formulating bibliographic data. Intended for use by libraries and other cultural organizations such as museums and archives, RDA is the successor to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2).


EN 15907 Film identification – Enhancing interoperability of metadata – Element sets and structures. EN 15907 defines a metadata set for the comprehensive description of cinematographic works including the various incarnations it can assume during its lifecycle.


SRU Search/Retrieve via URL (SRU) is a standard search protocol for Internet search queries, utilizing CQL Common Query Language (CQL), a standard query syntax for representing queries.


OAI-PMH The OAI-PMH technical infrastructure, specified in the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) defines a mechanism for data providers to expose their metadata. This protocol mandates that individual institutions map their metadata to the Dublin Core, a simple and common metadata set for this purpose. Other metadata standards can also be used, as well as propriety models.


Dublin Core / ISO 15836 The Dublin Core Schema is a small set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe digital resources (video, images, web pages, etc.), as well as physical resources such as books or CDs, and objects like artworks.


LIDO Lightweight Information Describing Objects. XML Schema for Contributing Content to Cultural Heritage Repositories. LIDO, specified as XML Schema, is the result of a joint effort of the CDWA Lite, museumdat, SPECTRUM and CIDOC CRM communities. The schema combines the CDWA Lite and museumdat schemas and is informed by SPECTRUM. Being CIDOC-CRM compliant, it aims at contributing information of all kinds of museum objects for resource discovery.


CHIN Guide to Museum Standards Department of Canadian Heritage –Canadian Heritage Information Network.


ISSN An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is especially helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, cataloguing, interlibrary loans, and other practices in connection with serial literature.


ISBN The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique commercial book identifier.

Since January 1, 2007, ISBNs are of 13 digits, compatible with Bookland EAN-13s.


EXIF Exchangeable image file format (Exif) is a specification for the image file format used by digital cameras. The specification uses the existing JPEG, TIFF Rev. 6.0, and RIFF WAV file formats, with the addition of specific metadata tags.


MARC XML MARC XML is an XML schema based on the common MARC21 standards. MARCXML was developed by the US Library of Congress and adopted by it and others as a means of easy sharing of, and networked access to, bibliographic information.


ISO 2788 Thesaurus management standard – ISO 2788 is an ISO international standard intended to ensure consistent practice within a single indexing agency, or between different agencies. The official title of the standard is “Guidelines for the establishment and development of monolingual thesauri.”


ISO 10646 / UNICODE UNICODE – The Universal Character Set (UCS) is defined by the ISO/IEC 10646 International Standard as a character set on which many encodings are based. It contains nearly a hundred thousand abstract characters, each identified by an unambiguous name and an integer number called its code point.


Characters (letters, numbers, symbols, ideograms, logograms, etc.) from the many languages, scripts, and traditions of the world are represented in the UCS with unique code points. The inclusiveness of the UCS is continually improving as characters from previously unrepresented writing systems are added.

Adlib support UTF-8.


ISO 8601 ISO 8601 is an international standard for date and time representations issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Specifically, the standard is titled, “Data elements and interchange formats — Information interchange — Representation of dates and times.” The signature feature of ISO 8601 date and time representations is the ordering of date and time values from the most to the least significant or, in plain terms, from the largest (the year) to the smallest (the second).


URI A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters that unambiguously identifies a particular resource. To guarantee uniformity, all URIs follow a predefined set of syntax rules, but also maintain extensibility through a separately defined hierarchical naming scheme.


XML The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose specification for creating custom markup languages. It is classified as an extensible language because it allows its users to define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured data across different information systems, particularly via the Internet, and it is used both to encode documents and to serialize data.


XSLT XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents or other formats such as HTML.


CSV The comma-separated values (or CSV; also known as a comma-separated list or comma-separated variables) file format is a file type that stores tabular data. The format dates back to the early days of business computing. For this reason, CSV files are common on all computer platforms.


ISO 15693 RFID – Icode


1D and 2D Barcodes standards A host of barcode standards is supported such as Code 39, Code 128, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, EAN 13, PDF417, QR code, SPARQCode, ShotCode.


PID A persistent identifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a document, file, web page, object or metadata record.


GUID / UUID A universally unique identifier (UUID) is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems. The term globally unique identifier (GUID) is also used.




Standards can also be configured on request, for instance:


IPTC The IPTC defined a set of metadata properties that can be applied to images.


XMP The Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a standard for processing and storing standardized and proprietary metadata, created by Adobe Systems Inc.


XMP standardizes the definition, creation, and processing of extensible metadata. Serialized XMP can be embedded into a significant number of popular file formats, without breaking their readability by non-XMP-aware applications. Embedding metadata (“the truth is in the file”) avoids many problems that occur when metadata is stored separately. XMP is used in PDF, photography and photo editing applications.


Australian Series System The Australian Series System is an archival control or metadata system, used primarily to describe records in the custody of archival institutions.


SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a family of formal languages designed for representation of thesauriclassification schemestaxonomiessubject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is built upon RDF and RDFS, and its main objective is to enable easy publication of controlled structured vocabularies for the Semantic Web. SKOS is currently developed within the W3C framework.


SIP2 SIP / SIP2 (Standard Interchange Protocol)

A protocol to allow self-service machines in the library to exchange data with the library automation system.


RDF The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model. It has come to be used as a general method for conceptual description or modeling of information that is implemented in web resources, using a variety of syntax notations and data serialization formats.



Hvilke enheder fungerer Axiell Collections på?

Axiell Collections giver dig onlineadgang gennem en webbrowser. Dette betyder, at det kan bruges på enheder med en browser og internetforbindelse – men fungere bedst på desktops og laptops.

Hvad koster Axiell Collections?

Prisen på Axiell Collections varierer baseret på en række faktorer, herunder hvor meget funktionalitet, du har brug for (hvilken pakke), antallet af brugere, dine krav til hosting og opbevaring og dit behov for tilpasninger. Kontakt vores team for et detaljeret tilbud.

Har jeg brug for nogen bestemt hardware eller software til at køre Axiell Collections?

Du kan finde de tekniske krav til Axiell Collections her.

Hvilket databasestyringssystem ("DBMS") er Axiell Collections baseret på?

Axiell Collections bruger MS SQL Server.

Hvilket databasestyringssystem ("DBMS") er Axiell Collections baseret på?

Axiell Collections integreres med et produkt kaldet Axiell Internet Server, som giver dig mulighed for at udgive samlinger direkte fra dit CMS system til dit websted. Du kan også bruge det åbne WebAPI, hvis du foretrækker det. Det er også muligt at høste data fra Axiell Collections ved hjælp af OAI-PMH.




Kan en institution selv definere, hvilke felter eksterne og interne brugere søger i?

Ja, du har selv kontrol over, hvilke data der offentliggøres til offentligheden og personalet.

Hvilke andre Axiell-produkter kan integreres med Axiell Collections?

Udover Axiell Internet Server til publicering af samlinger online integrerer Axiell Collections også med Axiell Move, som hjælper dig med at administrere placeringer ved hjælp af håndholdte enheder og Axiell DAMS til styring af dine digitale aktiver.

Kan Axiell Collections integreres med anden software?

Med Axiell Collections åbne API kan du integrere med tredjepartssoftware.

Installation og opstart
Hvordan installerer jeg Axiell Collections?

Hvordan installerer jeg Axiell Collections?

Hvor lang tid tager en typisk implementering af Axiell Collections?

Dette kan variere betydeligt og er baseret på dine krav og ønsker til implementering. En simpel installation kan tage 1-2 dage, men hvis du har brug for større tilpasninger, udvikling eller datamigrering, vil det kræve en skræddersyede tidsplan.

Hvad kan tilpasses eller konfigureres i Axiell Collections, og hvem udfører arbejdet?

Under første implementering udfører Axiell den aftalte tilpasning for dig. Hvis du efterfølgende har behov for at ændre i løsningen, vil Axiell være behjælpelige med at udføre de ønskede ændringer.

Er der behov for kursus i brugen af Axiell Collections?

Vi anbefaler altid at bruge mindst 1-2 dage med den første systemtræning. Du kan have disse sessioner online, i din egen institution, eller du kan deltage i et hold med folk fra andre institutioner.

Hvor er Axiell Collections hosted?

Axiells Collections er hostet i et af vores sikre datacentre i Holland, USA, New Zealand eller Sverige. Vi kan ofte også imødekomme specifikke anmodninger, hvis du har særlige krav til geografisk placering og lagring af dine data.

Hvordan får jeg mine eksisterende data ind i Axiell Collections?

Vores anbefaling er, at Axiell udfører en datamapning inden vi går i gang med projektet. Vi har udført tusindvis af migrationer af data fra en række andre CMS-systemer såvel som en række forskellige formater som Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, FileMaker, Access, XML, CSV, Excel. Hvis du har en stor mængde historiske data og/eller flere kilder, er vores anbefaling, at vi sørger for at disse data vises korrekt i dit nye system. Du kan også importere data i CSV-format til Axiell Collections ved hjælp af standardimportfunktionaliteten.

Support og vedligeholdelse
Skal der underskrives en kontrakt og hvor længe løber den?

Ja, alle vores kunder underskriver en support- og vedligeholdelseskontrakt – disse er normalt gældende i 3 år.

Hvilken support er tilgængelig, og hvordan får jeg hjælp, når jeg har brug for det?

Afhængig af den softwarepakke, du køber, er der forskellige niveauer af support. Hver kunde får adgang til vores online hjælp og dokumentation, og du vil også få adgang til vores supportportal. Her kan du logge ind og få support, når du har brug for hjælp.

Hvordan bliver min software opdateret?

Nye versioner af softwaren frigives ofte, og disse er en del af din support- og vedligeholdelseskontrakt. Vi leverer altid instruktioner i forbindelse med opgraderingerne. Opgradering til en ny version påvirker ikke dine licensafgifter.

Får jeg mulighed for at netværke med andre Axiell-kunder?

Alle vores kunder inviteres til vores gratis årlige brugerkonference og andre begivenheder, hvor du kan mødes og netværke med andre kunder. På brugerkonferencerne får du mulighed for at få undervisning i vores software, høre om opdateringer og selv bidrage med ønsker til fremtidig udvikling. Du kan også tilmelde dig vores online community for at få hjælp og support fra andre brugere.

Hvordan bliver jeg opdateret med ny viden om min software?

Der er månedlige nyhedsbreve for kunder, der blandt andet invitationer til begivenheder og webinar, nyheder fra museumsverdenen, tip og blogs og meget mere.

Softwareopdateringer og manualer opdateres regelmæssigt og kan tilgås fra supportsiden.

Du kan altid deltage i et af vores regelmæssige webinarer, samt begivenheder eller holde dig vel informeret i vores online community.

Hvordan kan jeg bidrage til udviklingen af Axiell Collections?

Vores kunder får adgang til en portal, hvor brugere kan indsende ideer til forbedringer og udvikling af softwaren. Her kan du se eksisterende ideer og tilføje nye. Dette giver vores brugere mulighed for at drive udviklingen af ​​de ting, de arbejder med dagligt og er mest interesserede i.

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