SOFTWARE FOR PRIVATE COLLECTORS
Encyclia-C was designed for users who know how
to start and preserve a private collection or
patrimony but who are not necessarily computer
That is why specialised terminology is not used
in the User Manual or on screen. The program
follows as closely as possible the various ways
in which a work of art may move through your
collection, from acquisition, restoration, documentation
and loans to insurances or a sale.
We will often refer to "artists" in
this Manual. This expression would be appropriate
when making the inventory of a collection of
paintings or objects of art; it is less appropriate
if dealing with furniture, jewellery or more
generally, with items made by unknown artists.
In that case it is best to broaden the significance
and say, "the creator". Moreover,
the link between the artist and the item is
optional. The columns and files adapt themselves
very easily to general references such as: "Bologna
School", "Murano", "Popular
Art", etc., making it possible to attach
a relevant bibliography.
Encyclia-C's main object is to classify all
sorts of collections and, more generally, an
entire personal estate; this can contain the
contents of a residence, as well as a car collection,
Haute Couture, or Bonsai trees!
Listings, easy to print out from different criteria,
will help to organise insurance, successions,
divisions of estates, resellings or even thefts.
The possibility of adding objects belonging
to third parties lets you keep in mind some
items of future interest to serve as a reference.
A Slide Show, in which confidential information
does not appear, permits you to show the entire
collection. On request, this Slide Show can
be printed on a CD or be installed on a Website.
Alain Blondel, co-author and co-developer of
19 rue A de St Exupéry
88103 Saint-Dié des Vosges
+33 682 589 337