Category Archives: Announcements

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

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

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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

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

Going public with the rich holdings of Independence Seaport Museum – a Case Study

SeaportThe director of  the archives for this prestigious maritime museum describes her experience of streamlining the fractured and arduous administrative procedures in her institution within a few short months after taking the job. Her rich holdings are now online for public viewing.

 
Case Study by:
Terry L. Potter
Director of  the J. Welles Henderson Archives & Library
Independence Seaport Museum
 
I am writing to express how very pleased I am with the Eloquent Archives software. We are small archive with minimal staff and a very rich collection.   It is difficult to know where to begin Continue reading

VanDusen Botanical Garden selects Eloquent Library™ for Mobile-Friendly public access to their Resource Centre

VanDusen LogoThis popular public garden is a community treasure for members and volunteers as well as the general public year-round. They have courses and entertainment for all ages. The library, with its unique collection of material, is a natural extension of the garden. Eloquent Library software makes the online library a natural extension of their website.
 
Vancouver, BC – September 29, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that VanDusen Botanical Garden has selected the Eloquent Library™ software. Patrons use mobile devices or any desktop browser for Continue reading

The Branson School goes live with Mobile-Friendly Eloquent Archives

branson_logo_647-575_lgThis California school is now “live” with archives software that , is mobile-friendly, runs in the cloud, is a seamless extension of their website, and supports all types of digital content. An auto-published historical timeline offers an additional portal into their rich database of history. Priceless promotion!

 Vancouver, BC – September 13, 2016. Eloquent Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that The Branson School has selected the Eloquent Archives™ software which is mobile-friendly and supports all popular Internet browsers. Their historical timeline, automatically published by the software, shows a rich heritage starting in the 1910’s and moving Continue reading