Press Release: Axiell [July 5, 2011]

Axiell strengthens its business by creating a new company to focus on Archives, Museums and Local Studies

Copyright (c) 2011 Axiell

SummaryAxiell announces the launch of a new company specialising in Collection management for Archives, Local Studies and Museums. The new company, Axiell CALM Limited, previously operated as a separate business unit within Axiell Ltd, supplying the Calm collection management system used by over 400 Archives, Museums and Records Offices. Malcolm Howitt, previously Axiell Business Manager for Calm, has been appointed Managing Director of Axiell CALM.

Effective from 1st July 2011, Axiell announces the launch of a new company specialising in Collection management for Archives, Local Studies and Museums. The new company, Axiell CALM Limited, previously operated as a separate business unit within Axiell Ltd, supplying the Calm collection management system used by over 400 Archives, Museums and Records Offices.

Malcolm Howitt, previously Axiell Business Manager for Calm, has been appointed Managing Director of Axiell CALM. He says, "At Group level in Axiell we reviewed how to offer the best service to the archives and museums sector. The new organisational structure gives us the opportunity to develop and expand on the range of solutions we can offer to clients in the UK and internationally, and signals our intention to continue to support them in building the best services possible for their own user communities."

He adds, "From a product and services perspective, this is a very positive step by the board of Axiell Group in acknowledging the strength of the Calm brand, investing in a growing portfolio for the future, and aiming to strengthen Axiell as the Cultural Services partner of choice."

More than 400 archives and museums use Calm as their collection management system, including the Parliamentary Archives, Surrey History Centre, Transport for London and the Wellcome Library.

The new company will continue to operate from Axiell UK's head office in Nottingham, from where services such as administration, support and development will continue to be delivered.

Axiell Limited is part of the wider Axiell Group AB which provides products and services to the Cultural Services sector across the UK and in Scandinavia. Axiell Group is a supplier of IT systems and services dedicated to libraries, archives and museums and places great emphasis on development.

Axiell CALM Ltd

Axiell CALM Ltd provides Collection Management software to over 400 customers who use Calm, the system of choice for Archives, Museums and Local Studies.

Axiell CALM offers its customers both software and hardware and a full range of implementation, facilities management and integration services, and the company specialises in software development for Archives, Museums and Records Offices.

Axiell CALM Ltd is a member of Axiell Group AB. http://www.axiell.com

Axiell Group AB

Axiell Group is the world's fifth largest company in the sector, supplying IT systems and services dedicated solely to libraries, archives and museums as a target group.

Axiell develops technically advanced and innovative solutions in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches in the Nordic countries and in the UK use Axiell's library management systems and Axiell Arena, the tool for the virtual library. The system for archives and museums, Axiell Calm is used by over 400 archives and museums in Europe.

Axiell Group is a group company with six subsidiaries in Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as the UK. www.axiell.com

Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:July 5, 2011
Publisher:Axiell
Company: Axiell
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=15879
Record Number:15879
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-07-05 09:52:04