Lifecycle Management of all Records – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

This is the seventh in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. This webinar gives a quick overview of managing the entire lifecycle management of electronic as well as physical records.

Maria call on her years of practical experience and academic training to recommend great information governance procedures that will make everyone in the enterprise more productive and at the same time reduce your legal liability. Continue reading

Using Social Media for Public Outreach – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

This is the sixth in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. This webinar shows you how the audience searching your database of resources can easily share what they find with their friends. More people become aware of “your brand” and your database is enriched by “crowd sourced” tagging of pictures and comments on all items. 

The webinar answers questions such as Continue reading

Hierarchal Structures for Database Navigation – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MSA

Maria Robinson; HBA, MSA

This is the fifth in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. It explains the value of a well-structured hierarchy saves time by not entering a lot of data redundantly (no global changes) and that it adds a meaningful view for researchers.

If you have nothing but an inventory list of your holdings, this webinar is for you. The webinar will cover the process of entering data records so that they automatically form a hierarchy. You just point up or down to related records and never have to add the same data more than once. Continue reading

YouTube Webinar Series by Maria Robinson

Maria Robinson

Maria Robinson, HBA, MAS

Eloquent Systems is sponsoring a webinar series by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Robinson has a HBA (with distinction) form the University of Toronto, a MAS in Archival Studies from UBC, and a 5-year career of practical, on-the-job, experience in archives and records management positions.

The YouTube videos were captured as the webinars were delivered to Eloquent Clients (archivists, librarians, museum curators, records managers) during Maria’s two-year position as Continue reading

Giving Users Granular Access Control – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

This is the fourth in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. It explains how you can have everything in one place (a single database) and give everyone access to what they need.

Every application in the Eloquent WebSuite provides you with a default set of user groups and a single user in each group. In this webinar we will show you how to tailor these groups and add any number of personalized users. Continue reading

Taxonomy & Controlled Vocabulary – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

This is the third in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. It explains the importance of having a taxonomy or controlled vocabulary for your enterprise content management (ECM).

With a database full of information, it is important to keep your terminology consistent. You need control when entering data and assistance for the people searching. You should be able to put in an alternate or non-preferred term and seamlessly be directed to the standard term. Searches will be more accurate and complete if the Continue reading

Spreadsheet Web Forms to load Digital Content – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

This is the second in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. It shows how batches of digital content can be loaded quickly, adding meta-data as you go.

The spreadsheet-style web form is like Excel where you can add up to 300 rows of information, each becoming a unique record in the database when the form is saved. It is better than Excel because Continue reading

Managing Photos – a special type of Digital Asset – A YouTube Webinar

Maria Robinson

Maria Robinson; HBA, MAS

 This is the first in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. It covers images/photographs – a special type for digital asset management (DAM).

Digital Images have a lot in common with all the rest of the digital content managed by any enterprise content management (ECM) software. This webinar is about additional features for images that create a more engaging public experience. Continue reading

40-year History of Eloquent Systems

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Merv Richter, President

 Eloquent Systems has learned a lot from  Knowledge Professionals (Archivists, Librarians, Museum Curators, and Records Managers) while providing them with leading-edge software for over 40 years.

Eloquent Systems Inc. has been owned and operated by its founder, Merv Richter, since 1975. It is incorporated in the Province of British Columbia and operates from an office in Greater Vancouver. He started the company under the name Easy Data Inc. after a short career with IBM. The business developed, sold, and supported several software packages for the emerging minicomputer market. The packaged applications included an integrated library system (ILS) that quickly gained international recognition when it became the product of choice for the large research libraries of Exxon, Chevron, Tenneco and many other energy internationals. In 1982 Mr. Richter sold Easy Data to the publicly traded Sydney Continue reading

Enterprise Content Management with Eloquent WebSuite

Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

Enterprise Content Management with the Eloquent WebSuite

The Eloquent WebSuite takes you into the digital age with minimal disruption. Your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) falls into two main categories: 1) some related to daily business and 2) some retained for promotional reasons by your PR Department. Your Legal Department is concerned about Information Governance (IG) of business records; wanting procedures in place to ensure the enterprise complies with all the legal regulations regarding freedom of information, privacy issues, and retention requirements.

This blog considers IG problems and how current technology can minimise them. It looks at three key problems and three manageable solutions.
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