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Advancing Knowledge, Understanding, and Meaning

The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia was constructed in 1873 and has been called one of the great wonders of the Masonic world. Located within the Temple is the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, which houses thousands of texts and artifacts relating to the history of the Fraternity in the Commonwealth and the founding of the United States of America.

Learn why Masonic Temple Library and Museum trusts SydneyEnterprise to power their library so that it can advance the knowledge, understanding, and meaning that lies within their storied collection. Masonic Library Challenges, SydneyEnterprise Solutions:

  • Purpose-built for special libraries
  • Public facing catalog for members and academic researchers
  • Easy to use, intuitive
  • Cost effective; vendor hosting eliminates dependence on the IT department

Making the Move – Transforming Challenges into Opportunities with SydneyEnterprise

Miles & Stockbridge is a mid-Atlantic law firm with over 460 employees, including more than 225 lawyers working in 7 offices.

Learn why Miles & Stockbridge uses SydneyEnterprise to deliver legal research support and competitive intelligence capabilities across all of their offices, in order to provide an extraordinary focus on the industries in which their clients do business.

Miles & Stockbridge Challenges, SydneyEnterprise Solutions:

  • Purpose-built for special libraries
  • Powerful and easy reporting capabilities
  • Request tracking database
  • Multi-branch support, multi-branch work flow
  • Flexible, customizable, extensible

Educational Testing Service (ETS): Sydney ILS Helps them Listen, Learn and Lead

ETS is a nonprofit organization that advances worldwide quality and equity in education by creating assessments based on rigorous research.

Learn why ETS believes in the power of Sydney to support and share their research, helping them lead in the development of new and innovative products and services around the world. ETS Results, Sydney ILS Impact:

  • Consolidated access to all ETS knowledge assets, supporting global staff and the public
  • Integration with existing systems and content repositories including SharePoint
  • Enhanced efficiency with single platform for administration, searching and reporting

Cargill and Lucidea: Role Modeling and Return on Investment

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying insights gained through 150 years of experience. Cargill maintains a presence in 67 countries and has over 143,000 employees committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, to reducing environmental impact and to improving the communities where they live and work.

White Papers

Doing More with More: You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Success

You cannot shrink your way to success. Special Librarians can only do more, with more.

During our SLA Hot Topics session, “Doing More with More: You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Success,” we focused on the success stories of information professionals who are building their libraries’ influence with an orientation towards abundance, not scarcity.

Attendees heard actionable advice from peers who don’t shrink their way to success but instead fill needs via more powerful technology tools, more access and discovery options, and by doing what it takes to exert more influence on organizational knowledge exchange.

This whitepaper presents information shared during the event, combined with additional valuable insights gained from panelist interviews conducted in preparation for the discussion.

 

Building the Resilient Library

What does it mean to be resilient, and to run a resilient library?

Building a Resilient Library is a white paper based on a SLA 2015 Conference Hot Topic session – the second in our series of panel discussions on the “Sustainable Library.”

Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a mobile workforce) all demand change. Learn from Lucidea ILS and KM clients who leverage and often create change in order to ensure the sustainability of their libraries and optimize their own roles.

Topics covered include:

  • What it means to be resilient, and run a resilient library
  • Setting the scene – organizational overviews
  • Leveraging and creating change: practical examples
  • Securing organizational support – what works
  • Examples of impact
  • Characteristics of library change agents

Adapt, Act and Thrive

The current information industry landscape is filled with challenges that require tangible solutions and present real opportunities for success when effectively confronted. Believing that librarians and knowledge managers can face these challenges to “Adapt, Act and Thrive,” Lucidea convened a panel of visionary information professionals for a round table discussion at the 2014 Special Libraries Association conference. Sharing their best practices and success stories, panelists provide information professionals with many tangible examples of how they can adapt to challenges, act, and thrive within their organizations and profession.

Panelists shared their best practices for:

  • Embedding themselves within their organizations
  • Demonstrating value
  • Engaging end users
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Ensuring and leveraging “info-ubiquity”

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