SharePoint, SQL and Online Dating

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Posted by Phil Green on 7/25/2017

I am often asked “What do I tell IT when they want to replace an existing Lucidea solution with one they promise to build in SharePoint?” Well, there are many advantages with our Lucidea solutions, but here I’d like to share one simple but very powerful differentiator: date handling and date searching. Once you’ve read this, you’ll have a thought-provoking response for IT!

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Inmagic Presto, Information Management, Integrated Library Systems, Library Management, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Argus, Management

End User Tracking—Turn Insights into Action

2 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 6/1/2017

It used to be considered inappropriate for library staff to monitor the usage patterns of their end users, but for today’s special libraries, tracking and acting upon the insights gained is essential for delivering the best in content, tools and services. Learn how to make a successful case for end user tracking.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Integrated Library Systems, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Management

How Do Ideas Grow?

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Posted by Stephen Abram on 5/24/2017

You’ve got an imagination. You’re creative. Librarians often say they’re not—so typically modest—but generally acknowledge that the magic in getting answers and insights from information is a creative act. Librarians are experts in that. If you’re too self-effacing to present yourself as an expert, can you simply admit to your expertise?

In this first post (of many) for Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog, I’ll put forward two frameworks for thinking about how to successfully present creative ideas for innovation and change within your organization.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Integrated Library Systems, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus

10 Questions Your ILS Should Help Answer

2 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 4/21/2017

If you are planning to buy an ILS, or want to migrate/upgrade, you need to think about your organization’s needs both strategically and tactically in order to select the right platform. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself that will help.

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Topics: Integrated Library Systems, Library Management, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Management

Do You Deliver Content via Your Organization’s Website? Upward Mobility is Key!

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 3/17/2017

As part of its new mobile-first strategy, Google will give preferential search rankings to mobile-friendly sites (sites optimized for mobile devices). This change will have a significant impact on search results. Librarians and knowledge managers who make content available to the public, external researchers, funders, et al., through an organizational website must take this into consideration.

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Topics: Integrated Library Systems, Library Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Inmagic Presto

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: SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, GeniePlus, Argus, Archives Collections Management Software

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