Category Archives: Announcements

Merv Richter Retires as President of Eloquent Systems

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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?

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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 https://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/ 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

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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

Do you need a Table of Contents for your Videos?

2015-03-13-01Everyone likes to use a Table of Content for books and reports. Why not provide them for your videos and audios:  conference presentations, oral history, council meetings, or any other long presentation?

People using the Eloquent WebSuite will soon have a Table of Contents for their Audios & Videos. Their public can already stream rather than wait for a lengthy download. Now they will be able to skip to the section that interests them rather than watch/listen to the entire publication.They can already use their favorite browser or any mobile device to render Continue reading

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

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