The University of New Brunswick Archives go online with Eloquent Archives

image for New Brunswick UniversityThis case study of UNB, established in 1785, includes several direct links into the universities’ online archives database – a great way to discover their rich heritage!

The University of New Brunswick’s Archives & Special Collections department has been in existence since 1931, gathering the rich history of UNB which was established in 1785. In that same year, the library moved to the top floor of what used to be called the Old Arts Building, now referred to as Sir Howard Douglas Hall. (Click image for larger view.)

Along with the contents of the library, a collection of university records dating back to university’s founding in 1785, was moved to the new library building. Since 1931 Continue reading

Your online Archives start with your Accessions

Why not let people know about all the accessions in your backlog? They may be happy to search through the boxes themselves.

This video recently posted on YouTube is a great mini-webinar about the accessioning process. It is presented by Maria Robinson, an experienced professional archivist, who is now an adjunct university professor. Maria recommends starting to build your online archives database as soon as they are accessioned. Do not forget about them in the backlog.

In the process of accessioning Continue reading

Special Handling of Images

Advertisers know the value of attractive images; what about your online database?

Pictures are more memorable than words and encourage your audience to discover more about you and your online database. The visual impact allows viewers to take in content in a much shorter amount of time. They are also more likely to share what they find with their “friends” on social media.

Even if your database is a catalogue of a million physical items in storage and not digitized, you can always digitize a few of the most interesting items to get public visibility. Once people are in the database Continue reading

Social Outreach to promote Your Holdings

 Going online may not be adequate; people have to find you!

– What are your outreach goals?
– How do you get your message out?
– How can you help your audience find you?

It is time to breathe new life into your efforts by including a social media approach to change your traditional public relations tactics. Using the social media puts your collection into a much wider public eye.

To get people to view, share, download, and request material, make sure they can find you and then give them instant gratification. Your website is a great start, Continue reading

Eloquent Cloud response is 3 times faster

Cloud's PhotoEveryone using the Eloquent Cloud to host their application has noticed a dramatic improvement in response time. Most searches are more than 3 times as fast, while some other functions are more than seven. This is partly because of new hardware in the Eloquent Cloud and partly because the system was upgraded to the latest release of the WebGENCAT Platform.

The technical team at Eloquent have worked hard to keep the Web-based software, first released in 2001, up-to-date with the latest technology. All access to the applications has always been with Continue reading

Archiving with Eloquent Archives makes a difference

Archives LogoMore archivists recognize the value of having only one place to store and manage all their archives; no matter what media type or security level.

Eloquent Archives is a long-time leader in archives management software. It was the first software in the industry to support the hierarchical structures required by standards such as ISAD (G), DACS, and RAD, and for more than four decades, archival institutions have evolved painlessly with Eloquent software through the rapid technology evolution experienced in the industry.

Many centers are now living with The Eloquent Archives software that is mobile-friendly, runs in the cloud, is a seamless extension of their website, and supports all types of digital content. Continue reading

Louisiana State University in Shreveport celebrates 50th Anniversary with an online Historical Timeline

LSUS logoLSUS will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018 and to promote the celebration and their rich history the university archives has published a sample online Timeline. The administration was very impressed and approved more resources to complete the project.

Vancouver, BC – April 5, 2017 – Eloquent Systems is pleased to announce that Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) has implemented the Historical Timeline module available in their new mobile-friendly Eloquent Archives system. The content for the timeline is entered into the archives database where it can link to content already there. It is published to the Internet with the click of the mouse and becomes available to everyone including Google and other search engines.

The university alumni and researchers around the world can now use mobile devices or any popular browser to get an overview of their 50-year rich history by scrolling down the timeline. They can also use the public search module to find photographs, oral histories, and textual documents 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

Historical Archives Collection Management – A YouTube Webinar

This is the eighth in a series of webinars by Maria Robinson, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. This webinar covers the entire process of accessioning historical archives to having them professionally described and online to the public.

Every enterprise or organization has a culture and a heritage they want to preserve and to use over the years to promote “their brand”. This webinar will use key features of Continue reading

Lifecycle Management of all Records – A YouTube Webinar


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