Trade Show Attendees: Welcome to our Virtual Booth for

Inmagic Presto

We’re sharing some materials that will introduce you to Lucidea’s feature-rich knowledge management system. Lucidea is always here for you, and if you have any questions please get in touch with us through the form below or the chat box.

Your Hosts

Laura T.

Alan C.

What is

Inmagic Presto

Create a single venue for managing, finding and sharing organizational knowledge resources. Inmagic Presto makes it easy to connect people with the information they need, so they can spend less time searching and more time doing.

Inmagic Presto is a knowledge management platform that helps organizations capture, access and distribute information to improve effectiveness. Inmagic Presto represents a fundamentally new approach to information and knowledge management, enabling a true 360-degree view of your organization’s knowledge and allowing you to easily:

  • Consolidate heterogeneous information into a single repository
  • Search both internal (e.g., corporate IP) as well as external (e.g., subscription databases) information at the same time
  • Proactively publish top-down vetted information
  • Leverage the “wisdom of the community” to enhance corporate knowledge via bottom-up social capabilities
  • Perform information discovery via search, browsable directories or alerts
Watch to get a high-level sense of what Imagic Presto brings to knowledge management.

Key Benefits

Deliver a Unified Knowledge Center

Integrate with both internal and external information repositories, including in-house applications, portals and 3rd party databases.

Create Social Knowledge Networks

Encourage users to act on content and add value via Inmagic Presto’s social features, such as tagging, liking, commenting and rating.

Turn Searching into Finding

Enable your users to find critical information and expose them to content that they might never have found using traditional search methods.

What’s new in Inmagic Presto 5.2

  • Events calendar—display a calendar on the homepage that pulls information from records using the Date and Time field
  • Saved Search Widget—new option for homepage preconfigured hits list
  • Ability to Save a URL for a Search Query—create permalinks for searches; easily copy>paste>share
  • Wildcard Searching—use * anywhere in the search string
  • Computed Values—easily find records based on numbers of attachments or URL
  • Additional Responsive Screen Layouts—any device, any browser; useful for older templates
  • Google Books Display Covers—use ISBN to display covers in the hits lists; attractive, easy to see

Learn More

Who is


Lucidea is a knowledge management software and solutions company that provides applications and business process know–how to help information intensive organizations easily collect, organize, and leverage their institutional knowledge. Our products improve accessibility and use of information assets for the people who need this knowledge most—employees and customers—resulting in higher productivity, lower operational costs, and increased customer satisfaction. With a global client base of more than 2,300 active clients in more than 50 countries, Lucidea is the largest provider of knowledge management solutions and library automation solutions to corporations, law firms, non–profits, government agencies, and heritage institutions worldwide.

Success Stories

From organizations like yours

University of Windsor, Paul Martin Law Library

A Template for Knowledge Management Success

The University of Windsor Law Library provided a KM solution to their problem of policy creation, organization and documentation, with Inmagic Presto.

The American Physical Therapy Association

Small Library; Big Impact; Exciting Plans

The American Physical Therapy Association manages a collection of ~15,000 print resources and it’s critical that the Knowledge Services team leverage technology as they digitize the entire library collection and moving all subscriptions to electronic/document delivery.

The Center for Transportation Research

CTR and Lucidea − Results, Relevance and Reputation

The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is a multidisciplinary and multimodal research institute at the University of Texas at Austin. CTR administers between 150 and 200 research projects and interagency contracts with combined budgets exceeding $12 million; the CTR library contains all reports published by the Center and their goal is to provide online public access to their significant body of transportation research and resources.



The Power of Transformative, Integrated, Measurable Request Management

During our SLA Hot Topics Session, “Transformative, Integrated, Measurable Request Management”, panelists explored ways to optimize research and request workflow, including how to capture and interpret powerful metrics. Handling research requests is the most visible thing that special librarians do, but unfortunately the significant positive impact on the organization can be easily ignored.

This whitepaper presents information shared during the event, with valuable insights, regarding:

  • the importance of transparency in the request management process
  • how to select the “right” metrics and express them through management reports
  • real world examples of the power of evidence-based decision-making.

Don’t Just Be Integral: Be Aligned

During our SLA Hot Topics Session, “Don’t Just Be Integral, Be Aligned”, the panelists focused on how special librarians can go beyond being integral to their clients’ daily workflow, and become (and remain) aligned with organizational imperatives. Panelists discussed fundamental questions, such as:

  • Why is it important to be aligned with your organization’s mission?
  • What are the benefits and value of being aligned—to the organization, to the library, to the individual?
  • How can you speak the language of your organization’s leadership and why is that important?

They covered topics such as prioritizing and delegating projects based on alignment, strategies for partnering with and leveraging other departments, and practicing alignment without guilt.

This whitepaper presents information shared during the event, with valuable insights—including practical approaches to emulating an “aligned” strategy even when resources are limited.

Don’t Just Be Integrated: Be Integral

During our SLA Hot Topics Session, “Don’t Just Be Integrated, Be Integral”, panelists focused on how special librarians go beyond integration with organizational imperatives to become integral to organizational success.

Success includes doing more with tools you have and skills you’ve built. Sometimes, “doing more” means becoming “embedded”: evolving beyond subject matter expertise to becoming a truly critical organizational resource.

Panelists responded to questions like:

  • What are characteristics of an embedded librarian?
  • What are benefits and value of being embedded?
  • How can you communicate the value of being embedded?

We present information from the event, combined with valuable insights from panelist interviews conducted in advance—including practical approaches to emulating an “aligned” strategy when resources are limited.

What Does Success Look Like for the Special Library?

Special librarians know that to ensure sustainability they must build a strategy, embrace change, and even create it. They know that the path to success includes doing more with the tools they have, and the skills they’ve built. But do special librarians truly recognize success when they achieve it? Equally important, do they focus on communicating the value of their success to leadership and peers?

Stephen Abram and our panelists discussed important questions, such as:

  • What are the characteristics of a successful special library?
  • How do you know when you are successful?
  • How do you make sure others know you are successful?
  • How do you communicate the value of success?
  • What are the benefits of success?

Our experts covered topics such as alignment with the strategic objectives of your organization, metrics and measurement (quantitative and qualitative), managerial reporting, storytelling, branding and marketing.

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?

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”

Inmagic Knowledge Base

The Inmagic Knowledge Base is a hub for Inmagic users to get product downloads, find support answers through the knowledge base, view the upcoming training schedule, and much more.




Advice and how tos from industry experts

Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program

KM expert, Stan Garfield lays out the essential elements of ensuring the success of your knowledge management program, including how to lay the foundation, the secrets to obtaining early and ongoing leadership commitment, tips for communication strategies that actually do influence and engage your audience, how to assess and leverage technology appropriately, and powerful methods of nurturing a knowledge-sharing culture.

DREAM BIG Incentive Program

As this year ends and another begins, you might be dreaming about purchasing a new ILS, KM, or Collections Management system, or upgrading your existing Lucidea solution. Let us make that dream a reality and support your strategy for 2023 with exciting benefits!

Lucidea continues on our successful path with more new clients and many exciting product enhancements, driven both by our understanding of the sectors we serve and by client requests and suggestions. This year we’ve delivered new offerings such as our Argus Android App and exciting new capabilities, including our Showcase feature—and there are more innovations coming your way next year.

To share our success and optimism for 2023 with existing and prospective clients, we’re offering a DREAM BIG promotion!

Here’s your chance to DREAM BIG with the purchase of new ILS, KM or Collections Management software—or an upgrade to your existing Lucidea solution—and ensure your organization takes advantage of valuable discounts and benefits.

How will you leverage an ILS, KM system, or CMS (in an increasingly virtual environment) to build your web presence, and expand and engage your audience? Dream big! Then make your purchase and give your organization the gift of our valuable incentives.

UNTIL FEBRUARY 28th, 2023 we’re offering promotions to prospective special library, knowledge center, archives, or museum clients who are dreaming of a Lucidea system, or would like to upgrade their current product(s) to one of Lucidea’s exciting new solutions.

Take advantage of valuable benefits, which may include:

  • Cost savings
  • Access to optional features at modest or no cost
  • Modest or no-cost implementation and migration service packages

Enjoy powerful, innovative operational and end-user benefits—and make your 2023 seriously successful, with your resolution to implement a cost saving solution.


Get in Touch

Request a demo, Schedule a meeting, Download our Whitepaper and eBook

Fill in this form to enter our $25 Amazon gift card giveaway! See details below.*



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ONLY AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND FULL NAME is required. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. Void where prohibited by law.

Contest is open to legal residents of AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND who have reached the age of majority in their respective, state, province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees or contractors of the Sponsor(s) and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter.

Contest winner(s) will be chosen at random. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Administrators are not responsible for prize fulfillment nor for any technical failures. Winning entry will be verified.

Australian Libraries and Information Association (ALIA) is in no way associated with this giveaway. If you sign up for newsletters, downloads and requests for information as entries, you must respond to follow ups and/or confirm your subscription for those entries to count. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. The winner’s entries will be verified.

Contact information for sponsor(s), if applicable, can be found in the contest text via website links. Retail value of prizes is listed in the contest text.

Images included in the giveaway post may not depict the exact prize, and are for illustrative purposes only.

Please contact for any questions.

  • Canada: +1 604 278 6717
  • United States: +1 781 938 4444
  • Europe: +44 115 955 5936
  • Australia (line 1): +61 3 8526 0143
  • Australia (line 2): +61 3 8526 0144

Pin It on Pinterest