Axaem is a records life-cycle management system that assists records managers and archivists in their day-to-day work. It produces retention schedules, allows new schedules to be submitted over the web, tracks records officers and their training sessions, and links retention lengths to records center boxes for disposition. It manages microfilm accessioning and associated camera and scanner equipment. It also produces finding aids and catalog records, offers metadata ingest and index searching, identifies the context of records and the functions that produced them, manages preservation activities for all types of record formats, and provides control over patron services and requests. It is compliant with MARC, EAD, EAC, DACS, and OAI-PMH. It operates on the APPX environment, which means you can change any aspect of any feature. The entire system is programmable, allowing the addition of new fields, screens, and reports at will. It is database and platform independent, and budget friendly open-source to work in your existing environments. AXAEM was originally designed for use by a major State Archives. It is now being revised and enhanced and is planned for release in Spring 2012 as an Open Source application suitable for use by a variety of archives that need to manage physical and electronic records and collections.

Key Features of AXAEM

  • Records life-cycle management
  • Retention schedules
  • Archival workflow management
  • Arrangement and description
  • Preservation and access
  • Standards Compliant
  • XML integration
  • Programmable
  • Platform & database independent
  • Add new fields & business logic
  • Create reports
  • Integrate with 3rd party systems
  • Integrated Solr search for archives and website search
  • Scalable to meet your needs as your Archives grows


The APPX Advantage: Platform Flexibility

AXAEM was developed using APPX. APPX is an interpretive environment that has the advantage of being portable. It is able to operate on a variety of system platforms without changes to the application. This provides you with great flexibility in the choice of system to be used. It also protects the application should your organization decide to move to a different operating environment.

Supported Computing Platforms

  • HP Itanium servers running HP/UX
  • IBM p series processors running AIX
  • Oracle Sun Sparc running Solaris
  • Intel processors running Linux (popular Linux distributions including Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Suse )
  • Intel processors running Windows XP®, Windows 2000®, Windows Server 2003®, Windows Server 2008®, Windows Vista®, and Windows 7®
  • Cloud operating on Amazon Web Services


Data Storage Options

AXAEM and APPX support a number of databases and indexed file access methods for data storage. If your site is already using one of these products, rest assured that AXAEM will connect to and interact with them.

  • Databases
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server®
    • PostgreSQL
    • MySQL from Oracle/Sun
  • Indexed File Access Methods
    • APPXIO - High performance ISAM included with APPX
    • DISAM - Compatible with C-ISAM


Desktop Options

AXAEM users interact with the system via the APPX Desktop Client. The APPX Desktop Client can be deployed on a variety of desktop operating systems including:

  • Microsoft Windows®
  • Apple OS/X
  • Linux


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