Category Archives: Case Studies

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

Henry Ford Health System selects Eloquent Systems for Mobile-Friendly Historical Archives

hfhs-logo100 years ago Henry Ford, who created the auto industry’s first production line, financed and built the Henry Ford Hospital.  Today the Henry Ford Health System is the only organization in the U.S. to win all five major health care quality awards. The rich archives of this institution are managed with Eloquent Archives™.

Vancouver, BC – September 8, 2016 – Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that Henry Ford Health System (Lam Archives) has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the latest version which is mobile-friendly. The responsive-design make it easy to read and operate on a smart phone and tablet as well as with any desk top browser. The new Eloquent Mobile technology also makes their archival holdings 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

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

Newfoundland Archives go Public with Eloquent Mobile

The Rooms is the first customer to go public with Eloquent Mobile software, expanding access to the rich cultural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Rooms Provincial Archives Division is mandated, through the Rooms Act 2005, to preserve those records of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador which are deemed to have enduring legal, fiscal, evidential, or research value. The Provincial Archives also collects records from private sources which have enduring value to the history of the province. Their holdings, many of them digitized, are now mobile enabled.

Smart PhoneThis public access software is used by all four applications – archives, library, museum, records – in the Eloquent WebSuite. The Rooms includes both library and archives for a cross-application search. The provinces copy of Eloquent Records is not available to the public.  Eloquent customers get this mobile capability with their next software update at no additional cost, except a modest fee for Continue reading