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System Simulation provided Index+ software to support the digitisation, cataloguing and web access programme for AHDS Visual Arts located at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
Aquarelle was a European Union assisted project designed to provide an information retrieval service for searching across different cultural database systems with differing database architectures.
Our 'Digital Scoping Study' advised the BFI on the best ways to use digital technologies to extend access to its existing archives and to assist in the collection and curation of new assets. Following the study, we developed and supplied the bfi's 'Stills Image Management System'.
We designed and developed the electronic versions of the British Pharmacopoeia for TSO (formerly The Stationery Office.) BP is available in a unique package including the printed volumes, CD-ROM and web-site.
System Simulation provided British Sky Broadcasting with the ability to continue using their newsroom archival software, a legacy system called Archive II, long after the original supplier had ceased to offer support.
The Britten 100 website celebrates the centenary of the composer Benjamin Britten.
The Canal & River Trust replaced an existing CALM system with CollectionsIndex+, to manage their collections of objects and archives jointly in a single database. They also export selected records to a CollectionsOnline website built and hosted by System Simulation.
The Charles Dickens Museum approached System Simulation with their needs for a collections management system and we provided them with MuseumIndex+. Our CollectionsOnline also provides access to the collections for scholars, researchers, members of the public, staff, and volunteers.
A commercial picture library system for Chilli Media Ltd powered by ImageIndex+.
We supplied the integrated software architecture for the British Museum COMPASS project in a collaboration with the museum's team lasting 10 years. Launched in 2000 and running until 2007, COMPASS offered a content development system driving a variety of web and kiosk interfaces for searching and exploring the Museum's collections. By linking and connecting objects with tours and articles thematically, COMPASS provided a rich knowledgebase and deeper understanding of the artefacts in the context of world cultures.
System Simulation developed the portal jointly with JISC and the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN), a major network of 24 subject centres based in HE institutions throughout the UK and now forming part of the Higher Education Academy.
The Corinium Museum reopened in 2005 after a stunning makeover. We provided our easy to use ContentIndex+ with an Image Library Module to enable the museum to create the content for interactive kiosks. Visitors can explore 3,000 archaeological records and objects, or get to know old Cirencester through hundreds of photographs of the town.
Court Barn is a new small museum in the Cotswolds which has been able to present its collection of objects electronically on kiosks and a website via System Simulation's ContentIndex+ and MuseumIndex+ products.
Through collaboration with the staff at the museum, we delivered creative design and robust implementation for the new interpretation kiosks and the new website. Each of the 30 kiosks spread throughout the gallery tells the unique story of around 10 objects in the immediate vicinity, using pictures, oral histories and video.
Culture24's website (formerly the 24 Hour Museum) is an award-winning cultural guide promoting museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the UK. Every month, at least a million visitors enjoy content on Culture24 and Show Me, along with a host of micro sites powered by the Culture24 database.
SSL has provided Index+ server technology, Web Gateways and Z39.50 Gateways for electronic library projects under the university sector JISC funded programme eLIB. These projects provide WEB access to extensive libraries of images, information sources and relevant tools for use in teaching and research in higher education.