System Simulation's engagement with the cultural and heritage sector goes well beyond a technical interest. We are happy to provide specialist technical services, and are just as committed as our professional colleagues to pursuing the modern policy agenda of diverse interpretation, wide access and making an effective contribution to learning, community development and to the cultural economy.
Over many years System Simulation has dealt with an impressive variety of data, at times handling huge repositories, at others processing relatively small amounts in specialised formats. Some of this experience has found expression in our product range, but it also puts us in a position to help clients plan and execute projects to restore, convert and migrate data from legacy systems and to arrange for safe back-up and storage.
The cultural heritage sector has a long tradition of sophisticated cataloguing, including the use of elaborate terminology systems. New requirements and applications are emerging, however, not least in providing access to and exploiting images and other digital assets. With its knowledge both of collections systems and of the management of digital assets, System Simulation is well placed to offer advice and analysis in the effective use of terminology systems.
As part of its design provision, System Simulation offers a special set of services to assist clients to achieve high standards of Usability and Accessibility in their web sites and in other interactive environments.
Services include automated testing of compliance with accessibility standards, the management of user feedback, including focus groups and observed interaction exercises, and advice and consultancy on meeting the needs of particular user constituencies.
System Simulation offers highly flexible design and creative production services across the range of its technical applications. These services include web and interactive user interface design, digital content production and usability and accessibility services (both appraisal and implementation). Our design work is characterised by its disciplined approach and its arresting results.
The cultural sector has tremendous potential as a dynamic element in the emerging creative economy, in terms of the resources that it holds, the services that it provides and the knowledge and skills of its staff. Digital technology is continuously enhancing this potential.
System Simulation is probably unique in being able to offer an in-depth knowledge of the technology and its creative application, together with the experience of its senior staff and associates in enterprise promotion and economic development.
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