Category Archives: Case Studies

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

Grey Roots Museum & Archives – History Lives Here!

Grey Roots Logo

Home to over 500 collections, composing over 3,600 linear feet of material, the Archives at Grey Roots have an extensive holding of municipal and private collections covering the history of Grey County.

Highlights of the collection include municipal records for Grey County and its townships, over 80 Grey County Women’s Institute branch collections, information on Grey County’s African-Canadian pioneers, historic photographs, maps, local newspapers and more!

Grey Roots Museum & Archives is owned and operated by Continue reading

Opus Archives goes Online – A Case Study

OpusOpus Archives and Research Center is on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. It holds the manuscripts and archival collections of Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and many other eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities.

Opus is a “living archive” and offers scholarships, research grants, educational programs, community events, and research access to the collections, both physically and digitally. Their mission is to Continue reading

American College of Surgeons go Online with their Archives

acs-blogThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The College Archives, located in the headquarters building in Chicago, collects and preserves inactive College records of enduring value and makes them available for research to its members and to the general public. The processed and cataloged records contain roughly 400 linear feet of material, chiefly paper records, but also photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, and College publications.

The Archives formerly maintained its collection descriptions and accession records in several in-house databases used only by the Archives staff. Recently, the director of the ACS charged the Archives with Continue reading

Halifax Municipal Archives since 1841 – a case study

Municipal Archives preserves and provides access to the municipal government records of the former City of Halifax, County of Halifax, Town/City of Dartmouth, Town of Bedford and the current Halifax Regional Municipality.  The Municipal Archives also acquires community records and   municipal government publications.  A relative newcomer to Nova Scotia’s well-established network of archives, the Municipal Archives has since 2007 controlled its holdings and made descriptions of its records publicly accessible using Eloquent Archives.

Located in a Dartmouth industrial park, the Municipal Archives provides secure and cost-effective storage for the kilometres of textual records, thousands of photographs, maps and plans and digital records in its holdings.  Researchers from throughout Halifax’s wide-spread municipality and indeed from anywhere in the world, find Continue reading

NORTH VANCOUVER ARCHIVES – Online Archives promote Community Heritage

The North Vancouver Museum and Archives has been in operation since 1971. It was an agency solely of the City of North Vancouver until 1996, when the District of North Vancouver joined the City as an equal partner in the funding and operation of the NVMA. It is governed by a Commission with representation from both municipalities. The Museum and Archives shared space at Presentation House in the City of North Vancouver until May 2006, when the Archives moved to its present location in Lynn Valley. The new facility in the former 1920’s Lynn Valley Elementary School allows us to have all our holdings readily available on site, and provides a large bright reading room for researchers to conduct their work. NVMA welcomes users from Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm.

The NVMA acquires the records of organizations and individuals whose activities document the historical, social, Continue reading

UMMS – Medical Archives go online for Public Access

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was established in 1962, when the Legislature chartered the Commonwealth’s first public medical school. The school opened in 1970 without even waiting for construction of a new building. Today UMMS ranks in the nation’s top ten percent for primary care education and is a leading center for community service and world-class research.

The Office of Medical History and Archives (OMHA) of the Lamar Soutter Library was established in 2006 with the mission to collect, preserve, maintain, and make available for scholarly research, materials in all forms documenting the history of UMMS. Our medical archives holdings comprise oral histories, relevant papers, and artifacts of those who Continue reading