Collections Management Software

This list includes brief information on software systems designed for collections management in museums and historical societies.

Product Description Key

Each product entry includes a top line with symbols for rapid reference:

Product name: The name, in bold, of the specific application we are listing.
CHIN 1, 2, or 3: Reviewed in the CHIN* Collections Management Software Review. Editions are given as 1.i, 1.ii, 2, or 3.
Win, Mac, DOS: The product runs on Windows, Mac, DOS or other.
$, $$, $$$: Cost relative to other packages. $ = least expensive; $$ = mid-range; $$$ = most expensive.  This is a very general comparative guide, as pricing structures and functionality vary widely.
+: Additional products for Web access, archives, or library.

Some of the entries in this list may be little out of date. We welcome updates. Company representatives can email updates and new listings to info@manyonline.org.

For further reading about choosing a collections managment system, read Museum Collections Management Systems: One Size Does NOT Fit All, by Elana C. Carpinone, Seton Hall University, May 2010.

Adlib Museum

+ Adlib Museum Lite (free, limited version), Adlib Archive, Adlib Library, Adlib Internet Server

CHIN 3 · Win · $$*

Adlib Information Systems
Reactorweg 291
3542 AD Utrecht
P.O. Box 1436
3600 BK Maarsen
The Netherlands
www.adlibsoft.com

Bert Degenhart Drenth, Managing Director
++31 (0)30 2411885 · fax ++31 (0)30 2412568 | info@adlibsoft.com

*free version also available (Adlib Museum Lite), limited to 5000 records and reduced features.

Argus

+ Argus Web Access Module; library (Marc format and circulation) included in main system

CHIN 1.i,3 · Win · $$$

Questor Systems, Inc.
21151 Western Avenue
Torrance, California 90501
www.questorsys.com

Teresa Ridgeway, Education Consultant
310-783-1450 · fax 783-1449 | info@questorsys.com

Artsystems for Collections

CHIN 3 · Win · $

Artsystems, Ltd
11 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
www.artsystems.com

Sales
212-620-5500 x1 · fax 741-1846 | sales@artsystems.com

The Digital Ark

The Digital Ark works with cultural heritage institutions to offer digital archiving solutions to preserve, manage and share their historic collections online. This includes customized online digital archives, website collections portals, online image sales, consulting services and on-site or off-site high-resolution digitization services.

The Digital Ark, Corp.
60 Valley Street, Unit 2
Providence, RI 02909
www.thedigitalark.com

Diana Coderre
401-228-6480 · fax 401-228-6481 | sales@thedigitalark.com

Vernon

+ Archives and library capabilities are included.
VERNON Browser for Web access.

CHIN 2,3 · Win · $$

Vernon Systems Ltd
PO Box 6909
Auckland, New Zealand
www.vernonsystems.com

Bil Vernon, President
(011-64) 9-815-5599 · fax 9-815-5596 | vsl@vernonsystems.com

To get New Zealand time, add: NY time +16 hours
(U.S. summer); NY time +18 hours (U.S. winter).

Eloquent Heritage

+ Eloquent Librarian

CHIN 1.i* · Win · $$

Eloquent Systems, Inc.
25-1501 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7M2J2
www.eloquent-systems.com

Nicolas Maftei
800-663-8172 · fax 800-660-9537 | info@eloquent-systems.com

*CHIN accredited the underlying GENCAT software. (information may not be up to date)

EmbARK Collections Manager

+ EmbARK Web Kiosk

CHIN 1.i,2,3 · Win, Mac · $$

Gallery Systems
261 West 35th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-1902
www.gallerysystems.com

Heather Lake,  EmbARK Sales and Marketing
501-652-8950 x237 · fax 510-652-8789 | info@gallerysystems.com

Collector Systems

Win, Mac (web-based) · $

Collector Systems, LLC
169 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

http://collectorsystems.com/

212.431.0897, M-F: 9:00am – 6:00pm EST | info@collectorsystems.com

KE EMu

+ Configurable to support archives, libraries, Web access

CHIN 2,3 · Win · $$

KE Software, Inc.
303-601 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z4C2
www.kesoftware.com

David Lasky, Director of Sales and Marketing
661-297-8432 ·  fax 877-8439 | david.lasky@kesoftware.com

Micromusée

+ Mobytext (libraries); Gapi (archives); products for Web access

CHIN 1.i,2,3 · Win · $$

MOBYDOC
25, rue Roquelaine
31000 Toulouse, France
www.mobydoc.fr

Monique Ricaut, Sales Agent
(011-33) 5 62 73 39 70 · fax 5 62 73 39 79 | contact@mobydoc.fr
(Toulouse is 6 hours later than New York. 10am in New York (EST) is 4pm in Toulouse.)

MINARET

+ Archival and book collections accommodated by main package.

Not reviewed · DOS · $$

Minaret Corp..
10 W. 15th St., Suite 720
New York, NY 10011-7411
www.minaretsoftware.com

Anyone who answers the phone can help.
212-647-1470 | info@minaretsoftware.com

MINISIS Management for Museums (M3)

software for all museums and art galleries

+
MINISIS Integrated (MINT) – completely integrated Museum, Library and Archives solution
MINISIS Management for Museums Online (M3 Online) – Online Software as a Service solution (SaaS) with OPAC
MINISIS Management for Libraries (M2L) – software for all Libraries. RFID also supported
MINISIS Management for Libraries Online (M2L Online) – Online Software as a Service solution (SaaS) with OPAC
MINISIS Management for Archives (M2A) – Software for all Archival Institutions
MINISIS Management for Archives Online (M2A Online) – Online Software as a Service solution (SaaS) with OPAC

CHIN 2*,3 · Win · $$

MINISIS Inc.
210 West Broadway, 5th Floor
Vancouver BC, Canada V5Y 3W2
www.minisisinc.com

Kyle Handsaeme, Marketing
604-255-4366 · fax 604-255-4367 | minisis@minisisinc.com

*CHIN Edition 2 accredited the underlying MINISIS software. MINT and M3 have been CHIN Edition 3 accredited.

Multi MIMSY

+ Intermuse (Web)

CHIN 1.ii,3 · Win · $$$

Willoughby Associates, Ltd
266 Linden Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
www.willo.com

John Carey, Director of Sales
847-332-1200 · fax 332-1272 | info@willo.com

MuseumPlus RIA (Rich Internet Architecture)  Zetcom North America

+eMuseumPlus (Web) 

+ArtPlus (corporate collections)

CHIN 1.ii, 2, 3 · WIN, MAC · $$

zetcom North America
7350 E. Progress Place, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
www.zetcom.com

Marcia Finkelstein
Director, Business Development
913.647.8654
maf@zetcom.com

 

The Museum System

+ eMuseum (Web)

CHIN 1.ii,2,3 · Win · $$$

Gallery Systems
261 West 35th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001-1902
www.gallerysystems.com

Anna J. Kisluk, Business Development Executive
646-733-2239 ext 235 · fax 646-733.2259 | info@gallerysystems.com

PastPerfect Museum Software

+ Virtual Exhibit for Web access; library and archive (EAD-compliant) modules included in basic program.

CHIN 3 · Win · $*

PastPerfect Software, Inc.
300 N. Pottstown Pike, Ste. 200
Exton, PA 19341
www.museumsoftware.com

Jennifer C. Whitfield, Client Services Director
800-562-6080 x103 or 610-363-7844 · fax 610-363-7845 | sales@museumsoftware.com

*Discount to members of AASLH

Re:discovery

+ Archives/library module; Re:discovery for Internet

CHIN 2,3 · Win · $$

Re:discovery Software, Inc.
3040 Berkmar Drive, Suite B1
Charlottesville, VA 22901
www.rediscov.com

Steve Richardson, Director of Sales | 208-338-8487 · fax 367-1560 | sales@rediscov.com

STAR/Museums

+ STAR/Libraries, STAR/Finding Aids, STAR/Archives, STAR Web

CHIN 1.i,2*,3 · Win · $$

Cuadra Associates, Inc.
72 Madison Avenue, 12th floor
New York, NY 10016-8731
www.cuadra.com

David F. Smith, Sales Manager, Northeast Region
212-685-1850 · fax 685-0759 | dfs@cuadra.com

*CHIN accredited the underlying STAR development tool.

Qi.

Web-based collection, content and asset management software. It can be customised to cope with any data schema and to adapt to any type of collection.

+ We offer: training programmes, comprehensive documentation, in-application help, modular front-end framework and pluggable, RESTful API among other things. Museums Sites. Hosted service based on Qi for small/medium museums. www.museumssites.com

Web-based · $$
Runs on any platform with a web browser: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, iPhone, Tablets.

Keepthinking
43 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5RS
United Kingdom
www.keepthinking.it/qi

+44 20 7490 5337  |  info@keepthinking.it

Virtual Collections

+ Web Companion (included in underlying Filemaker Pro)

CHIN 2,3 · Win, Mac · $

GCI, Inc.
925 Saint Louis, Room 450
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1S 1C1
www.gci.ca

Robert Innes, President | 418-683-8383 · fax 683-6776 | gci@gci.ca