Mon, Nov 4, 2019
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We are often asked to compare our process and interface to that of Axiell CalmView.
Whilst CALM itself is one of the class leading Archive collection management systems, its public facing discovery service does (and I’d suggest Axiell themselves might agree with this) leave a few things to be desired.
One main advantage of an Orangeleaf Systems CollectionsBase approach is that archivists can remain using CALM for cataloguing. Unlike CalmView, we are not directly coupled to an Axiell connection – our process creates a separate metadata repository of CALM data, that is indexed into an OpenSearch compliant API that we use ourselves.
Our CollectionsBase public facing discovery service shares the core features of CalmView, namely All Text and Advanced search and archive hierarchical view. However, it adds:
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