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National Association of REALTORS® and Eloquent Archives

National Association of REALTORS® and Eloquent ArchivesHaving a user base of over 1 million people spread out across the United States poses some special challenges for the National Association of REALTORS® Archives. How can we provide equitable access when users are so geographically dispersed? How can we allow users to search, discover, and connect with our archival collections on their own, without the mediation of an archivist?

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Reprise: Archives Collections Management Applications—the Buy versus Build Conundrum

Posted by: Merv Richter – Founder and Former CEO, Eloquent Systems

During my years leading Eloquent Systems (now a Lucidea company) and as a provider of collections management software for heritage institutions, I often spoke with my archives clients about the merits of buying purpose-built software rather than relying on a system built in-house—or going the open-source route. In my opinion, Lucidea speaks to that conundrum really well with this blog post.

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4 Major Elements of a Well-Designed Records Management System

iStock_000001499158_LargeToday records management involves so much more than just keeping track of folders and boxes. A modern Records Management System gives end users a single application for managing both paper and digital/electronic records—but the administrative requirements and purpose remain the same for all record types.

The two most important aspects of records management are: giving access to records for the people who need to see them, and managing the records life cycle so that they are in compliance with all government and enterprise regulations. “Information Governance” is Continue reading

Merv Richter Retires as President of Eloquent Systems

Merv Richter

Merv Richter, President of Eloquent Systems

Dear Eloquent Customers,

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement. I have been passionately developing and marketing knowledge management software for over 40 years.  It is now time for me to pass the baton to the next generation.

Eloquent, the company I spent much of my life building, will continue under new ownership and management. I have chosen Lucidea, a firm that is well known for its expertise in the knowledge management software. The three key people – Stan Khaloupny, Reynaldo Guarin and Lawrence Boscoe – that have been with me for over 10 years, Continue reading

Ochsner Health Archives are now Online

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Ochsner Health Archives went from software selection to online public access in record time with Eloquent Archives. The public can explore their rich heritage with any mobile device or desktop browser.

Vancouver, BC – July 11, 2017 – The Ochsner Health System archives went online in June, 2017, less than 4 months after being trained to use Eloquent Archives in the Eloquent Cloud.  The purpose of the Ochsner Archives is to acquire, arrange, describe, and preserve the historically significant records of the Ochsner Foundation, Hospital, Clinic, Research Department, Health Plan, Brent House Hotel, and future Ochsner entities that develop over time, and to make these materials available to Continue reading

Will your database survive the next cyber-attack?


Enterprise Content Management with Eloquent WebSuite

You can use free software to test your database, or to test the next software you may consider using. You could click to the SSL Server Test from Qualys SSL Labs. You will be prompted for the domain name of the database you wish to test. For example, you can test the security level of the Independence Seaport Museum database by entering for its domain name in the server test.

You can do the same for any of the public databases listed on the Eloquent Client List. Or, do the same for Continue reading

Eloquent Systems releases WebGENCAT Platform v8.1


The Eloquent WebSuite

The major enhancements in the Eloquent Version 8.1 product line are enjoyed by all applications – archives, library, museum, and records. Features include the most advanced online security in the industry, mobile-friendly features, and advanced Chinese language searching functions. It has already been installed for all customers in the Eloquent Cloud.

June 16, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Version 8.1 of the entire Eloquent product line. The new release includes the WebGENCAT™ Platform as well as the four applications in the Eloquent WebSuite – Eloquent ArchivesEloquent LibraryEloquent Museum, and Eloquent Records.

The applications get many of the new features automatically when WebGENCAT v8.1 is installed. The automatic features are designated with an (automatic) beside the write-ups below. Others features relate to custom tailoring, so require a Continue reading

YouTube Webinar Series by Maria Robinson

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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