Brand New Annotations Feature, Per Client Request
This enhancement was originally requested by Argus users for museum conservation work; they need to document any damage, discoloration, rust, etc. and want to do that within the collections management system. They asked, we answered. The benefits are clear for Argus and ArchivEra clients, but SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and LucideaCore users can leverage Annotations too!
When will it be available?
- Available now
How is it implemented?
- Please contact Client Services and they’ll walk you through setting it up within KMBuilder
How does it work?
- The Annotation screen renders an image of the object, and when there is something to note, e.g., (in a museum or archives) small dents, water damage, and so on, there are options to circle it and label it using radio buttons to select rectangles and circles that can be resized. The colors can be changed so that the annotation shows up well against the image background.
- Everything is searchable, so a user could easily find all objects with specific characteristics
- You can have any number of images you choose per record
- You can make multiple annotations per image
- You can offer as many **derived images (“view only” images) as you want
**A reminder that for “derived images” you can set the size of the image; you might have different uses of the image in the portal, e.g., for hit list you’ll use small, the gallery view might be medium, or large for a web page where you want to display it as a significant image. There are Zoom and Download options.
SydneyEnterprise/GeniePlus/LucideaCore potential uses
The applications to SydneyEnterprise/GeniePlus/LucideaCore are limited only by your imagination! Conceptually, it could be used to offer an image of a map of your physical library with annotations. It could be leveraged for marketing and training, or to describe the use of a particular material within the OPAC—e.g., it could be used for version control if you offer multiple images of a publication. It’s important to note that it’s not about having an image library—rather, it’s about pointing things out and highlighting things via an annotated image.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the Annotations feature can help you be more productive and get more out of all Lucidea products, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at 604-278-6717 or email@example.com for more information.
In other Lucidea News
Lucidea announces updates to Inmagic Presto, its powerful KM platform, and a new alerts feature in the SydneyEnterprise and GeniePlus update
We’re taking our powerful library automation and KM solutions to the Victorian Association of Library Automation Biennial Conference in Melbourne on 11th through 13th February. We’d love to see you there!
Argus Mobile is a free iOS museum collections management companion app, available in the Apple App Store for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod touch
Lucidea’s Year in Review: Product Enhancements, Artificial Intelligence, & New Books from Lucidea Press
Lucidea had a strong year in 2019 with client-centered product enhancements across full portfolio, new Lucidea Press books, artificial intelligence
CILIP attendees to see Lucidea’s latest updates (including AI), discuss solutions to library needs no matter the size or budget
Lucidea brings archival and museum collections management, knowledge management, and integrated library management applications to DCDC19
ucidea’s Museum Collections Management System (CMS) Argus to be showcased at the Association of Registrars & Collection Specialists Conference 2019
See Lucidea’s Archives Collections Management apps Archivera, Eloquent, Cuadra SKCA at MARAC 2019 now with AI capabilities