Eloquent Systems releases Mobile-Friendly WebGENCAT 7.1

Mobile DevicesThe major advancement in the Version 7.1 product line is the Mobile-Friendly access for all applications - archives, library, museum, records. Responsive design enables a single version to be used on all devices. It simply reformats the output to fit the viewing screen, making everything easy to read and navigate. Several customers who have already gone public with this release are very pleased with how easy it is to use and to personalize, providing a seamless interface to their website.

 August 22, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Version 7.1 of the entire Eloquent product line. Select customers are already updated and enjoying many of the enhancements in this Mobile-Friendly version. Continue reading

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selects Eloquent for Mobile-Friendly access into Archives

er-logo-1970sThe public can use a mobile device or any browser to explore the rich history of aviation as recorded and digitized by this university that grew out of a company co-founded in 1925 by a barn-storming pilot. Today it is a world leader in aviation and aeronautical higher education.

Vancouver, BC - July 19, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the new version which supports mobile devices as well as all popular browsers. With the new software their archival holdings become an integral part of their university website.

The historical records of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's three campuses-Daytona Beach, Fla., Prescott, Ariz., and the Worldwide Campus-plus all of its Continue reading

Palmer College of Chiropractic selects Eloquent Systems for Mobile-Friendly access to Archival Holdings

palmer_college_logoThe public can use any browser or mobile device to find all types of digital content in the archives of the Palmer College - founded in 1897 by the discoverer of chiropractic.

Vancouver, BC - July 12, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that the Palmer College of Chiropractic has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the new mobile-friendly version which supports mobile devices as well as all popular browsers.

In many ways, the early history of chiropractic is the history of three generations of Palmers. Continue reading

Football Stadium Celebrated with Historical Timeline

Taylor FieldThe City of Regina Archives contains memories going back to the 1880's. Their software automatically publishes & updates a Historical Timeline available to the public.

The City of Regina Archives has utilized the Eloquent Archives Timeline Publisher to trace the history of Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field in honour of the Farewell Season.  A new Mosaic Stadium is currently under construction and will be ready for the Saskatchewan Roughriders 2017 season.  The timeline combines major milestones in the history of the stadium with major points in Regina’s history. 

The pictures, text, and great memories for the timeline are all in their archives database. Publishing is simply a matter of Continue reading

Streaming PDF, Video, Audio - no more long downloads

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Every Eloquent database can include all types of digital content. Users find it with any Internet browser or mobile device.

Do your users complain about the time it takes to download the digital content in your databases? You can solve that by storing them so they will stream.

Your users should find it very intuitive. They already use the tools when searching the Internet. They do not need to download any software.

In your Eloquent database you will probably have only one digital object on a page along with a lot of descriptive information. This blog shows many samples so you can imagine what your users will see.

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WebGENCAT - the "database of things"

WebGENCATWebGENCAT is derived from GEN for “generic” and CAT for “catalog”. It is the core of all Eloquent software.

All Eloquent WebSuite applications have a catalog of valuable things that people want to keep for a long time. Things that are worth organizing and cataloging so they will be easy to find.

When people search an Eloquent database they expect to find everything about the specific topic. They need precision searching. It is not like Googling for something and getting millions of hits, most not relevant.

The WebGENCAT Toolkit was used to Continue reading

Archives for Selwyn House School date back to 1930's

selwyn.gifJames MacMillan, Director of Advancement for the prestigious Selwyn House School, describes how he uncovered the schools rich history dating back to the 1930s in the archives - how he digitized much of it and made it available online for any browser or mobile device.

Selwyn House School has come a long way since I first discovered the school’s archives.  It was in the early 1990s, about two to three years after becoming the Director of Advancement, and I was told that there were many photos, papers, and other memorabilia somewhere in the school, but they had not yet been catalogued and, in some cases, no one was sure if much of it still existed. Thus the search began.

 The real treasure trove was in the attic of the Lucas Building, the main Building of Selwyn House, purchased in the early 1960s. It was in this hot and stuffy area Continue reading

Use Social Media to Promote your Organization

Social Media2Researchers can easily share the interesting things they discover in your online database.  They simply click on the familiar icon for Facebook, LinkedIn or whatever social media system they use.  They will find the icons on bottom of the detail page they want to share.

They are taken into their own familiar social media account to send an automatic link to all their contacts or to various groups they belong to. When their friends click on the link they are taken to the same Eloquent detail page. They are automatically in your database, so from there they can navigate to related material and also do their own searches. They may find even more Continue reading

How does Federated or Cross Table Search work?

Search2The main objective of a cross table search is to give the researcher “only one place to look” for all their resources. They may find library material as well as archival; or archival material as well as artifacts from the museum collection.

The search results is a browse list of items from any number of tables. Each contains the name of the item and other data that is common to each table. When you display the detail for Continue reading

The new Eloquent Mobile is a Hit!

Mobile devices2Vancouver, BC - May 13, 2016 - A number of Eloquent customers have already "gone public" with the new Eloquent Mobile software. They are excited about putting their "own brand" on it and making it an integral part of their own website. It is very easy to use on any device, including a smart phone. The text remains easy to read. Photo galleries integrate easily. PDFs and videos stream immediately – no download time. It is easy to navigate to other related material or to frame new searches and get precise results. You are never wading through irrelevant material.

You are welcome to test drive any of the public databases using Continue reading