Repo

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by akovacstapai

Repository implementations are designed to provide dedicated space for uploaded media (text documents, images, videos, audio files which is mainly non-proprietary content). The service interface is usually the open access catalog (OPAC3) of a public collection. Upon request, some repositories can be used independently (e.g. DSpace, EPrints).

Main features:

Digitize

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by akovacstapai

Qulto Digitize is a mass digitisation framework that provides solution for public collections, the general public and individual users as well for collaborative processing, grouping and repository management of text and image content. The main advantage of the framework is that it eliminates the need for both the use of other software and applications, and the cumbersome movement of files to be processed. Besides, it enables multi-user workflows.

Main features

Q360

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by akovacstapai

qulto360_kepernyo_3
qulto360_kepernyo_1
qulto360_kepernyo_2
previous arrow
next arrow

 

The Q360 application is a spherical panoramic virtual exhibition and walk through in a web environment with a responsive design.

The software has two main components: a visitor interface, which allows users to get an insight into the details of a building/exhibition/virtual space through their screen and to view content (description, visual additions, media) placed on marker points; and an administration interface, where the institution can create the virtual exhibition and upload the content to be displayed without any assistance.

With this solution, the staff of the institution can easily present indoor and outdoor spaces, or even virtually imagined spaces with the help of a graphic designer, without the need for any developer intervention.

Main features:

Administration interface:

Visitor interface:

Education

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by akovacstapai

1-1
2-1
3-1
previous arrow
next arrow

#learn differently #it is fun to learn #using public collections #digital museum pedagogy #interactive education #digital education packages

Education is a software component supporting the creation and use of interactive educational packages. This software primarily provides assistance to teachers and lecturers working in the public education sector and public collection institutions, though it is effectively applicable in other fields, as well. The module provides a playful learning experience in school, library and museum settings. Consequently, lecturers can use the recently popular electronic devices preferred by their students to raise interest in a given subject through combining online and offline education materials.

Users can work with records from external and internal data sources, textual material and media content to create teaching materials for educational packages. The exercises – quizzes, timelines, word searches, puzzles – and information in the educational materials allow students to interactively explore a topic – let it be the history of a castle, János Arany’s ballads, or science questions.

Main features:

Education is a modern digital toolkit for public collections to reuse the cultural knowledge, records and content they manage, thus engaging in informal education. Education is a knowledge transfer tool for cultural and public institutions in the world of digitisation, enabling them to reach their school-age audiences both on new platforms and in novel ways.

Storytelling

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by akovacstapai
Storytelling
storytelling_kepernyo_1
storytelling_kepernyo_2
storytelling_kepernyo_3
storytelling_kepernyo_4
storytelling_kepernyo_5
previous arrow
next arrow

 

With Storytelling, we aim to provide a modern digital tool for communicating cultural values and knowledge held in public collections.

Both editing and user reception of content are facilitated by an online application running in a traditional web browser. The digital story created on this platform is an exhibition material on a specific theme, compiled from the museums’ collections and other content, presented in digital form on a web interface, where the museum curator can build up the exhibition material and edit its way of presentation to the public with the help of a dedicated administration interface.

The focus of Storytelling is on the visual representation of the topic to be presented, a knowledge map (topology) is created during editing. This visual representation of the story is available on the visitor interface, thus both helping to understand the concept/story and to navigate within the narrative.

It breaks with the tradition of linear storytelling, providing the possibility to implement other structures (parallel stories, concept of chamber exhibition, optional routes).

 

Main features

Discovery

Posted on: February 7th, 2022 by akovacstapai

A Discovery komponens könyvtári katalógusok, full-text repozitóriumi tartalmak, kutatási adatok, online cikkek, e-kiadványok és eLearning tananyagok keresését biztosítja egy közös online felületen. A információkeresési lehetőségeket olvasói funkciók (pl. hosszabbítás, előjegyzés stb.) és kutatói dashboard (témafigyelés, szakirodalmi listák stb.) egészíti ki.

Recatalog

Posted on: February 2nd, 2022 by akovacstapai

A ReCatalog a könyvtári katalógusokban tárolt MARC-rekordok szemantikai validálását és feldolgozását végzi el. A szemantikai feldolgozás során a bibliográfiai leírásban szereplő legfontosabb entitások (művek, közreműködők, kifejezési formák stb.) azonosításra kerülnek, a köztük lévő kapcsolatok tripletek formájában egy közös központi szemantikai hálóba kerülnek, amely a későbbiekben értéknövelt szolgáltatások alapjává válhat.

Főbb funkciók:

 

Repo

Posted on: January 31st, 2022 by akovacstapai

A repozitórium megvalósítások célja, hogy egy tárhelyet szolgáltassanak a feltöltött médiák (szöveges dokumentumok, képek, videók, hangfájlok) számára (főként nem jogvédett tartalmaknak). A szolgáltató felület általában a közgyűjtemény nyilvános katalógusa (OPAC3). Igény esetén egyes repozitóriumok önállóan is használatba vehetők (pl. DSpace, EPrints).

Főbb funkciók:

Education

Posted on: January 7th, 2022 by akovacstapai

1-1
2-1
3-1
previous arrow
next arrow

#learn differently #it is fun to learn #using public collections #digital museum pedagogy #interactive education #digital education packages

Qulto Education is a software component supporting the creation and use of interactive educational packages. This software primarily provides assistance to teachers and lecturers working in the public education sector and public collection institutions, though it is effectively applicable in other fields, as well. The module provides a playful learning experience in school, library and museum settings. Consequently, lecturers can use the recently popular electronic devices preferred by their students to raise interest in a given subject through combining online and offline education materials.

Users can work with records from external and internal data sources, textual material and media content to create teaching materials for educational packages. The exercises – quizzes, timelines, word searches, puzzles – and information in the educational materials allow students to interactively explore a topic – let it be the history of a castle, János Arany’s ballads, or science questions.

Main features:

Education is a modern digital toolkit for public collections to reuse the cultural knowledge, records and content they manage, thus engaging in informal education. Education is a knowledge transfer tool for cultural and public institutions in the world of digitisation, enabling them to reach their school-age audiences both on new platforms and in novel ways.

Aspects of the Long-Term Preservation of Digitized Catalogue Data: Analysis of the Databases of Integrated Collection Management Systems

Posted on: November 18th, 2021 by Papp Ildikó

The Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture (PDT&C) international journal’s latest publication offers the scientific analysis of András Simon, our colleague and his co-author, Péter Kiszl.

Abstract of the article

During this research, the catalogues of more than 200 libraries and museums of Hungary and its neighboring countries were examined. The authors calculated the amount and the size of the metadata and of the full content records in the databases of their collection management systems, as well as the size and the type of the full content data and the size of the databases. By analyzing the results, the goal was to answer the following three questions: (1) Can any significant difference be established between the results according to country, nationality, or type of institution?; (2) How large is a metadata record or a full content record?; (3) Is it possible to establish a methodology for selecting a representative sample of institutions to facilitate further research? For planning the costs of data management, the size of the databases, the number of metadata records, and the variability of metadata and media records shall all be considered. A distinction should be made between the indispensable “primary” data to be preserved for a long time, and the “secondary” data units which are derived from the primary data. It is investigated in this article how to establish the size of primary data in the databases of collection management systems.

The entire work is available here:

Simon András and Kiszl Péter: Aspects of the Long-Term Preservation of Digitized Catalogue Data: Analysis of the Databases of Integrated Collection Management Systems Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, vol. 50, no. 2, 2021, pp. 51-64. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2021-0007

City Conquest Game

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by akovacstapai
Kontenerkonyvtar_kep
Kontenerkonyvtar_kep2
Kontenerkonyvtar_kep3
KOntenerkonyvtar_kep4
previous arrow
next arrow

 

The main concept of the game is to teach and distribute knowledge related to local history and culture. Your mobile device shows a map on which certain areas have to be seized by giving correct answers to the culture related questions. Visiting the given area increases your chances while playing the game as the questions cover the local sights – famous buildings or statues. Also, aid is given in the form of descriptions, fun-facts and images, and your performance can be shared on Facebook in the end. The GPS data of your mobile’s location enable the system to determine about which area the questions should be about. Also, small tags on the map that mark the sights included in the game serve you as an exciting and „smart” guide in the city.

Qulto Days

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by akovacstapai

Qulto Days 2021

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
(W. Churchill)

Join us live for the professional event on February 3 in Hungarian and / or on February 4 in English, where we will talk about exciting projects and current topics. Participation is free, you can register on the form available at the following link: https://tiny.pl/r1rr3

According to our plans, the event will be organized with the help of the Zoom application, the link required for connection will be sent to the registrants in the days before the event.We look forward to hearing from you!
Join our iconic event straight from your couch!:)

More information and full agenda can be found here

Occupy Library Conference

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai

As the summer of a most challenging year is over, September brings us a great opportunity to continue doing what we know best: develop meaningful solutions and projects for libraries and other cultural institutions.

In order to do that, we need to hear from you, dedicated librarians and other professionals from the cultural sector: what are your needs, your most daring dreams but also the biggest issues that your organizations are facing nowadays. That is why we are excited to announce our involvement in the upcoming Occupy Library conference, an online event that will take place between September 22-25.

Occupy Library is an informative event bringing together relevant voices for the future of libraries from Central, Eastern European, Black Sea, Caucasus, and Caspian regions. Among the conference’s core themes you can find some vital aspects for nowadays libraries: serving communities in times of crisis, emerging tech trends, public spaces and community engagement. The event is a great opportunity for sharing ideas and good practices on how libraries can improve the lives of the communities they serve. Given its international attendance, the language of the event will be English.

Qulto is proud to be one of the partners of this event. Within the conference, we invite you to visit our 2 booths: a static one, where we will broadcast presentations of our most relevant solutions and projects developed with and for the cultural sector, but also a dynamic one, where you can meet us virtually and participate in workshops and networking events.

So save the date and join us for this exciting event. We are looking forward to meeting you. Registrations will be open in a few days, so don’t forget to register via the conference website. The attendance is free of charge.

During the next few weeks, we will keep you updated on the topics and projects that we plan to share with you during the conference.

Find out more about the conference on their website and keep up with all the news on their Facebook page.

Qulto Manage

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai

Qulto Manage not only relates to the management of the institution, but also to the collections, documentations, information and various contents. It is the first and basic stage of building and implementing the Qulto Ecosystem with an institution.

Integrated Qulto systems for managing a museum, library or other cultural institution allow you to start your adventure with creating a standardized knowledge base about objects, people, stories or places. We often repeat that the database is the most important and is the starting point for further development of the institution towards automation, digitization and publication of content.

What will your institution gain after implementing a collection management software?
– Standardized database.
– A coherent and transparent catalogue of all objects and entities available to all employees and additionally to external users with proper rights.
– The ability to quick and direct collections publication with additional possibilities to share data with external aggregators or portals.
– Creating complex queries, saving results and developing thematic groups of objects.
– Assistance in conducting the inventories.
– A place to store and manage all documentation: photos, cards, protocols, etc. with the possibility of exporting or printing out.
– Conversion and migration of old databases.
– Assistance in carrying out digitization and conservation.
The systems make it easier to control the flow of information between departments, branches and employees, monitoring of activities performed in the software, generating work reports and statistics. Additionally, some functionalities in the systems are tailored to the needs of the institution, as each is different and unique. It can be concluded that every system is exceptional and tailor-made.

Qulto Manage is the first step to implement the sustainable development of an institution in the context of its transparency, openness and integrity.

More info – contact us via our website, Facebook, LinkedIn or simply call us. We are here for you 🙂

Qulto Digital

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai

Digital is the second level of the Qulto ecosystem, which helps all cultural institutions in the process of digitizing 2D, 3D objects, managing and service files and data in a standard system.

Nowadays, there is a growing demand for access to collections, documents and various knowledge representations in virtual spaces. In addition to online searchability, there is an increasing emphasis on digitized/digital content and the ways of publishing it.

Therefore, it is important to plan the entire digitization process, so that the collection travels from scanning and cataloging in a standard way through processing, data enrichment to online appearance. Qulto Digital supports cultural and educational institutions in this workflow.

With these components, you can easily track the digitization workflow, digital content, and build a modern system from your data, ready for online service and virtual presentation of cultural heritage.

Details: https://qulto.eu/web/portal/qulto-digital

Qulto Manage

Posted on: December 15th, 2020 by akovacstapai

Qulto Manage not only relates to the management of the institution, but also to the collections, documentations, information and various contents. It is the first and basic stage of building and implementing the Qulto Ecosystem with an institution.

Integrated Qulto systems for managing a museum, library or other cultural institution allow you to start your adventure with creating a standardized knowledge base about objects, people, stories or places. We often repeat that the database is the most important and is the starting point for further development of the institution towards automation, digitization and publication of content.

What will your institution gain after implementing a collection management software?

Qulto Manage is the first step to implement the sustainable development of an institution in the context of its transparency, openness and integrity.

More info – contact us via our website, Facebook, LinkedIn or simply call us. We are here for you 🙂 

Modules for libraries

Library management

Our integrated library system makes library record keeping and catalog building easier, therefore the record databases and digital objects on which the services (exhibitions, e-learning systems, aggregator spots etc.) for patrons are based become easily managable.

Cataloging

  • The content and order of the bibliographic and authority forms can be adjusted to the local requirements.
  • All types of documents can be described, and media files can be attached to the descriptions. These files can be displayed in the online public access catalog (OPAC).
  • Managing and unifying authority data is feasible.
  • Item control, disposal, support of transport between branches.
  • Printing inventory books.

Circulation

  • Control possibilities according to patron categories.
  • Quick and easy handling of loan, return and hold operations.
  • Search according to patron, loan and hold aspects.
  • Notification system (overdue, arrival of reserved documents, email about events).
  • Statistics and lists regarding use and traffic.

Aquisition

  • Ordering documents, entering different funds, suppliers, requesters.
  • Documents can be tracked from the request through the order to the acquisition, and the financial situation can be checked up to date at the funds.
  • Preparation of invoices (compatible with legislation).

Serials

  • Acquiring serial issues.
  • Preparation of reports about missing or overdue issues

Media module

  • Images, audio and video files and text documents can be attached to bibliographic and authority records, too. They appear both on the administrator and OPAC interface.

Opac interface

  • Querying multiple databeses even of several types.
  • Upgreadable search possibilities.
  • Search results can be further refined with the use of facets
  • Results can be displayed and downloaded in different formats.

Workflow

Would you like to handle your workflows in a controlled way?

Our workflow sub-system can handle the sequence of multiple tasks even if there are paralell steps or different branches.The module registers the completed tasks, and on the basis of their outcomes, it diverts them to different threads of execution, according to the task descriptions in the configuration. It handles phases and steps of complex workflows, and in the case of their failure, it implements compensation tasks. The workflow steps can call external systems (for example to integrate financial transactions) and process the results received, too.

Reports

Would you like to get statistical data and management information from your database?

With our statistical module, which works as an individual subsystem, information supporting management decisions and data about the utilization of inventory or the use of services are also available, alongside the required statistical data.

The scope of information queried in the report module can be freely extended with data stored in the database through configuration modifications.
 

Quality Management Reports

Drawing up a report of proper quality and appropriate content is not only a legal obligation, but also the basis of increasing efficiency.

These reports are essential for fulfilling quality assurance tasks. The reports obtainable from the system provide up-to-date inventory. We prepare the reports with extensive consideration of the documentation and reporting obligations.

Logistics