LSUS 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 in the University Archives. There is a seamless transition between the archives and the university website. They both use the same webpage header and footer.
“The roll out was well-timed. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary next year. The new mobile-friendly Public Search page and Timeline will be great for featuring University archives and history. I also think it’s great that we get so much more out of our descriptive database than just the display of our finding aids.” said Laura Lyons McLemore, Professor of Archives & Historic Preservation, LSUS
The Historical Timeline is an excellent entry into any archives. It provides a great overview of what the database contains and can provide direct links into all other relevant material. There is no limit to the extent of navigation after entering the active database. Some archival databases can support multiple timelines, one for the history of the institution itself and others for the various collections in the archives. The online timeline can be re-published at any time, if new material is added, with just a few clicks of the mouse.
About Louisiana State University in Shreveport — Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) is the only public university located in Shreveport, Louisiana’s third largest metropolitan area (367,000 pop.), and the business/industrial center of the Ark-La-Tex region. The University serves approximately 4,700 regular students and 11,000 non-credit students per year. Established in 1967, LSUS has awarded baccalaureate degrees since 1975, and offers thirteen graduate programs. LSUS is fully accredited by SACSCOC, and provides the only NCATE-accredited teacher education programs within 75 miles of North Louisiana’s largest urban area. LSUS is designated by the Board of Regents as the higher education coordinator for the Shreveport metro area. The campus is home to KDAQ National Public Radio, The James Smith Noel Collection of rare books, and LSUS Archives and Special Collections documenting the history and culture of northwest Louisiana.
About Eloquent Systems Inc. Eloquent Systems provides the mobile-friendly software required by knowledge professionals for archives, library, museum, and records management. It gives their users a single portal into all their resources – physical and digital. The cross-application search finds items from all four applications and formats the output to comply with standards established by the respective disciplines. Other workflow processes are out-of-the-box and easy to custom tailor.
Links to Database & Websites
You can browse the LSUS Historical Timeline with your smart phone as well as with any Internet Browser to see what has been completed already. To see more of their rich history you can search the University Archives. Learn more about the Eloquent Archives™, the software they use, on the Eloquent Website, where you can also access other client databases under Client List.
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