Our list of customers include hundreds of heritage, culture and history institutions; archives, libraries, museums, research and information centers, engaging in documentation, cataloging and classification of information, managing and exposing it to the general public. IDEA information systems set as a goal to provide each customer with the best implementation, training and support services in order to benefit the most from using the software we offer, in the most professional way. We believe that good software must be accompanied by a good, courteous, efficient and professional service.
Mr. Michael Lieber, Yad Vashem’s Chief Information Officer: “Using IDEA ALM we have built an integrated system that enables us to locate each of the 65 million pages. The system is very flexible and the text retrieval is smart and powerful, allowing each user to search freely across the databases. IDEA ALM is our information ERP system.”
Frances Dinkelspie – Board President: “This is tremendously exciting, both for the Magnes and for researchers and scholars around the world. “Over the last 45 years, the Magnes has created a tremendous collection. Much of the collection has been unknown and unexamined, except for the select scholars who are able to come into the building and examine them. Today, using the IDEA ALM system and Web interface we can offer scholars and the general public access to all of the museum’s collections, including archival material and the option to order books from our library.”
Hadas Avivi, the manager of the Rehovot History Archive: “The system selection process included testing of the existing systems in the country today, comparing the capabilities, experience and future development options, consulting with various archives, and checking the service orientation to our local needs. We were looking for a system that will give us a solution and answers to our immediate needs, but mostly by looking to the future needs to come. We wanted to work with a system that is well-established and active for a long time in the archives field, well – acquainted with both international standards and the local vocabulary. We were looking for a tool that will be flexible enough to handle our existing materials, but will provide us with an appropriate and professional framework for the exposure of the information accumulated in Rehovot Archive. The choosing of IDEA’s system was due to the following reasons: Compliance with international standards, local experience, the number of other archives using the system and the prospect for future growth”
Mr. Oren Ha’meiri the manager of the Netivei Israel archive: “The process of selecting the system included a preliminary assessment of several systems according to the predetermined characteristics. The reasons for choosing IDEA ARC were the friendly and comfortable user interface and the various multi-level retrieval options. Nowadays, after several months of working together with IDEA we can affirm that the main contribution of the system is reflected in the ongoing work and the fast retrieval options of the photographed documentation – both the historical and the photographic documentation- of the stages of projects currently in development”
Yossi Shavit – Archives Director of The Ghetto Fighters’ House Archives: “Many of our collections are rare and unique and cannot be found at other archives dealing with the Holocaust. Using IDEA’s system we have improved both our archive management workflows and our service to researchers and to the general public”
Ms. Rachel Rainstain, the manager of the Ra’anana city’s archive: “the process of selecting the system had started a few years ago and included consulting professional figures in the archival field as well as colleagues working with different systems”. She went on to say that “We had been searching for a system that would meet with the professional needs of the archive both for the ongoing work of cataloging various public materials and for the unique work done in documenting the stories of the town’s citizens.
The more we had searched the more apparent it became that IDEA’s system was the most recommended and suitable for our needs. In these days of characterization of the system we are getting many reinforcements for selecting the IDEA ARC system, due to the flexibility and ingenuity of the system, and the expertise and kindness of the professional staff who works with us. At the end of the assimilation of the IDEA ARC system we will be able to provide a professional response to the many requests we are getting, we will be able to expose the archive’s databases in the best way and of course enable the searching and tracing its treasures”
Ms. Dina Goldschmidt – Library Director : ”It was important to us to choose a system that is already in use at other institutions that deal with Dutch Jewry, such as Yad Vashem and Beit Lohamei Haghetaot Ghetto Fighter’s House Museum, to facilitate future collaborations. In addition, the wide array of material types in our library requires maximum flexibility in an information management system. IDEA LIB provides solutions for all of the center’s unique library requirements”
Ms. Amira Stern – Archive Director of Jabotinsky Institute in Israel: “Our goal is to provide our visitors with access to our archival material and books and to a computerized catalog that includes detailed abstracts of our items”
Lily Naor, ORT’s Chief Information Officer: “Due to the unified IDEA’s systems, Ort students can make use of hundreds of thousands of items, materials stored on CD-ROMs, videos and other educational items, all of which can be found and ordered via the web interface”
Ms. Paula Barashi, the manager of the information center : “the transition to the IDEA ALM system enabled them to incorporate all the cataloging within one system which in turn lets the end-users conduct fine and accurate searches and
immediate exposure of the precious material of the center’s collections. “Implementation of the IDEA ALM (Archive, Library, Museum), places us in line with the most technologically advanced cultural institutions in the world “