The True Cost of Open Source—There is Nothing Cheap about Free

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 8/1/2017

Open source software (OSS) is the technology world’s response to consumers who are price sensitive, but as with many things, it’s important to do your homework before making a commitment. Read on for some thought provoking suggestions on how to evaluate the best ILS or KM software for your organization. Maybe it’s open source, maybe it isn’t.

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Topics: Tips+Tricks, Library Management, Collections Management, Knowledge Management, Archives Collection Management Software, Knowledge Management Systems, Collections Management Software, Integrated Library Systems

Global Navigation Enhancements—What’s on the Menu?

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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

Archives Collections Management Applications—the Buy Versus Build Conundrum

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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

The Arizona State Archives—Fulfilling their Mission to Increase Public Access

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Posted by Lucidea on 1/17/2017

The Arizona State Archives collects and preserves permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of Arizona history. With six professionals overseeing their many collections of government materials, private manuscript collections, oral histories and photos, documenting everything and making it accessible is a huge challenge. With CuadraSTAR SKCA (STAR Knowledge Center for Archives), their collections are now more visible and available than ever before.

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Topics: Archives Management, Archives Collection Management Software, CuadraSTAR SKCA, Archives Management Software

Baylor University Libraries and Archives plus SKCA–Inspiration, Discovery and Impact

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Posted by Lucidea on 12/9/2016

Baylor University is a private Christian university and nationally ranked research institution in Texas with more than 16,000 students, and multiple libraries and archives maintained by approximately 30 staff members. They have achieved significant impact using Star Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA) to manage their collections.

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Topics: Archives Management, Archives Collection Management Software, CuadraSTAR SKCA, Success Story

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