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Presto Connects Transportation Scientists and the Public with Lifesaving Research

Posted by Lucidea on 3/22/2017

The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is a multidisciplinary and multimodal research institute at the University of Texas at Austin. It is recognized as one of the leading university-based transportation research centers in the world, working to promote cutting-edge developments in transportation science and technology that ultimately save lives. It’s imperative that this research be broadly shared.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems

Global Navigation Enhancements—What’s on the Menu?

Posted by Lucidea on 3/10/2017

We’re always trying to enhance our software to make it easier to navigate. Recently, we introduced a new menu system in SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, and Argus. It makes great use of “screen real estate” while giving you lots of choices, and personalization via “Favorites.”

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Topics: Lucidea Labs, Archives Collection Management Software, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, Argus Museum Collections Management System, GeniePlus

Part Three—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/3/2017

This is the third post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. (You can find the first post here and the second post here.) We observe that the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the third most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—permissions management.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Think Clearly Blog Favorite: What Does Success Look Like?

Posted by Lucidea on 3/1/2017
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Originally Posted: Sept. 18, 2015
 
So often we focus on our daily tasks and deadlines, and define a “good day” by whether we knocked off what was on the list. But keeping an eye on the bigger picture allows us to know whether we are actually succeeding, as opposed to accomplishing.
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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship

Part Two—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 2/24/2017

This is the second post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. We observe that the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the second most prevalent opportunity for special library growth.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Why Sharing Your Library’s Successes is about more than Celebrating

Posted by Lucidea on 2/22/2017

Self-promotion can be difficult, but sharing your library’s successes with senior management and your peers is critical. Remember the age-old question, “If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there to hear it, did it make a sound?” Communicating the value of your department’s content and services by publicizing your successes is something you must regularly do, so that the message is loud and clear.

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Topics: Library Management, Lucidea, Integrated Library Systems

Part One—Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 2/17/2017

During our conversations with clients, prospective clients and information management professionals across the globe, we observe that the same six challenges to library success and sustainability keep surfacing, no matter the organization size, sector or geography. In this blog post series, we’ll explore these challenges one by one.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

Is Your Library Ready for Generation Z?

Posted by Lucidea on 2/10/2017

Generation Z is the cohort that follows Millennials; the starting birth date for this generation is the mid-90s. Their presence and influence in your workplace is going to grow, and they have very specific expectations with regard to information access and knowledge exchange. Get ready for them now.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Small Library Management, Integrated Library Systems

Serendipity—Enabling “Happy Accidents” is both Art and Science

Posted by Lucidea on 2/3/2017

As the writer Horace Walpole observed of the Three Princes of Serendip, “they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of…” and these discoveries actually saved their lives. Users of your ILS/KM solution may find it to be a lifesaver—if it enables true discovery; that is, if it enables finding, not just searching.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, SydneyEnterprise, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems, Presto

Archives Collections Management Applications—the Buy Versus Build Conundrum

Posted by Lucidea on 2/1/2017

In discussions with our archives clients, we often hear this: “I’m using a system that an old colleague built for me and it doesn’t work well. There’s no documentation, and the guy who built it is no longer with our organization.” Why is this a problem? Let us count the ways.

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Topics: Archives Management, Archives Collection Management Software, Archives Management Software

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