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SydneyEnterprise is Lucidea’s feature-rich, integrated library solution (ILS) for all types of special libraries: corporate, research, law, government, medical and non-profit. Think of SydneyEnterprise as a next-generation ILS that connects traditional library services with powerful knowledge management capabilities.
SydneyEnterprise is designed to optimize library management and services with features that enable your staff to be more accurate and effective. SydneyEnterprise also offers advanced KM capabilities that allow information managers to quickly and easily create new knowledge repositories with custom metadata structures and unique workflows, while data is published via secure client configured web portals. The result? Accelerated knowledge creation, delivery and reuse, all provided in a manner ideally suited to your needs.
If you’re ready to move your organization’s KM agenda forward (but feel stymied by your ILS) you’ll find that SydneyEnterprise is the answer. You’ll enjoy traditional ILS functions (e.g. cataloging, lending, serials and acquisitions), advanced ILS functions (e.g. electronic resource management, Active Directory and SharePoint integration, and multi-branch work flow) and knowledge management functions, such as the ability to create and publish non-library knowledge repositories, federated search of 3rd party content and many others.
Build a collection of virtually any type of content
Enable discovery—turn search tools into finding tools
Access critical knowledge —no matter its origin
a single authoritative source for your organization’s knowledge assets. Easily integrate SydneyEnterprise with any internal and external information repositories, including in-house applications, portals and 3rd party databases.
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.
From organizations like yours
Educational Testing Service
ETS uses SydneyEnterprise ILS to offer single venue access to all content and integrate library databases with existing resources, including SharePoint.
Duane Morris LLP
The library at Duane Morris LLP relies on SydneyEnterprise as the “go-to” for all back-office library workflow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
The Special Library Primer: Everything You Need to Know
The Integrated Library System (ILS) Primer
Find the Perfect ILS: How to Evaluate Your Options
Advice and how tos from industry experts
Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship
This valuable guide is for special librarians committed to being proactive about their careers. It takes a pragmatic approach to such topics as the importance of relationships, putting technology in its place, developing and planning your strategy, the fundamentals of marketing and selling, managing internal communication for impact and value, and the secrets of client engagement. Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship will inspire you to take your career to the next level.