Lucidea’s Year in Review: Client Driven Product Updates, Growth, Professional Development

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —Lucidea is home to a rich portfolio of market-leading knowledge management, library automation, and museum and archives collections management solutions. The company enjoyed another very strong year with exciting enhancements to their ILS, CMS, and KM applications, new titles from Lucidea Press, continued significant sponsorship and worldwide presence at conferences and tradeshows, and stellar operational, product development, and client service results. 

New Products and Features

Presto v5.5

Lucidea’s most recent enhancements to their flagship knowledge management software, Presto, deliver new features that simplify workflow, empower administrators, offer an even more pleasing and efficient user experience, and reflect client requests. 

Showcase Feature

The innovative Showcase feature is an exciting enhancement that enables archives, museum, and special library clients to offer curated content in a visual display with which users can interact—delivering an immersive experience that makes them want to know more—about your collections, and about the subject.

Evergreen Program Success 

Lucidea’s Evergreen Program delivers an upgrade path that allows users of their classic Library, Archival, KM, and Museum products to retain the value of their investment and take advantage of the power, features, benefits and innovations of Lucidea’s latest solutions, including SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, Presto, ArchivEra, and Argus. The Evergreen Program allows Lucidea to provide global clients of all sizes and budgets with the most advanced ILS, KM, and Collections Management applications available. During the past year, 25 clients with “classic” Lucidea products such as DB/TextWorks and Genie have successfully migrated to Lucidea’s newest, Web-based solutions. Choosing an Evergreen upgrade path ensures access to the most current and advanced features, user interface, security, and functionality—and allows clients to manage technology compatibility proactively. 

Newest Lucidea Press Titles

Lucidea’s commitment to delivering professional development resources to the library, knowledge management, archives, and museum sectors includes titles written by well-known experts, under their Lucidea Press imprint. In the past year, these have included: 

The 5 Cs of KM for Special Librarians & Information Professionals, by Stan Garfield

Readers of this book will learn how and why incorporating knowledge management fundamentals into special library and information center products and services ultimately benefits organizations by offering clear strategic advantage and return on investment. 

Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin? By Rachael Cristine Woody

Digital projects are critically important to a museum’s mission of caring for and providing access to its collections. Museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody describes the fundamental aspects of digital projects and offers honed-in strategies for maximum impact. 

The Digital Decisive Moment: Transformative Digitization Practices, by Margot Note

Archives expert Margot Note provides a foundation related to digitizing historical materials. Readers of this book will learn to define project needs, evaluate options, and manage the digitization process.

Significant Global Tradeshow and Conference Presence

Lucidea maintained its focus on supporting library, KM, and museum and archives associations through conference sponsorship, participating both virtually and in-person. With the continued trend toward remote work and virtual access, the surge of interest in Lucidea’s software across the portfolio remains unabated, due to the increasing requirement to put collections online. 

Lucidea sponsored 41 tradeshows and conferences in the past year—including 6 venues new to them—delivering an innovative virtual presence through digital exhibit booths, webinars, and real-time meetings, and attending 14 shows in person. Lucidea’s ILS, KM, and CMS solutions were highlighted in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, at events including those produced by NCNC, CIMA, SCA, OMA, MAM, MAAM, BCMA, CALL, SLA, and Museums+Heritage.

Awards and Partnerships

Lucidea’s UK-based affiliate, Bailey Solutions, won the 2022 BIALL Supplier of the Year Award. Per BIALL, the aim of the Supplier of the Year award is to reward outstanding best practice by a supplier or a publisher in the field of legal information. 

Also in 2022, Lucidea became a proud Spectrum Partner whilst seeking compliance with its Standard and Procedures. Offered by the Collections Trust, Spectrum is the UK collection management standard used by museums and other collections-based organisations around the world.


Lucidea once again reports that company-wide operational, product development, and client service results have met or exceeded targets—and they are on course for continued growth and improvement in 2023 and beyond. 

About Lucidea:

Lucidea is the market-leading developer of a rich portfolio of world class KM, collections management and library automation solutions including Presto and GeniePlus, along with SydneyEnterprise, Argus, and ArchivEra.


In other Lucidea News

Lucidea’s Argus CMS at CMA Conference 2024

Lucidea, developer of Argus Web CMS, leader in innovative museum collections management software, will participate in the CMA 2024 annual conference.

Lucidea’s Argus CMS at MANY Conference 2024

Lucidea, developer of Argus Web CMS, leader in innovative museum collections management software, will participate in the MANY 2024 annual conference.

Lucidea a KMWorld 100 Company That Matters

Lucidea is proud to be a KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management. Per KMWorld; list of organizations with pioneering solutions

Lucidea to Become a Collections Trust Spectrum Partner, with Argus CMS

Lucidea, provider of the Argus museum CMS is proud to become a Spectrum Partner whilst seeking compliance with its Standard and Procedures.

Lucidea Press Publishes New Title for Archivists and Archival Professionals

The latest title from Lucidea Press offers advice from archives expert Margot Note; The Digital Decisive Moment, Transformative Digitization Practices

Lucidea to Release Mobile Engagement App for Museum, Library, Archives Clients

Special librarians, museum professionals, and archivists can augment products and services using the Lucidea mobile engagement app for users on the go.

Lucidea to Sponsor Virtual ARCS 2022 with Argus CMS

Lucidea, developer of market leading museum CMS software Argus to support ARCS virtual conference 2022 as Tier 3 sponsor

Lucidea Brings Argus CMS to OMA’s 2022 Virtual Conference

Lucidea, leader in innovative museum collections management software, bringing Argus CMS to virtual OMA 2022 as sponsor and exhibitor

Lucidea Gold Sponsor of NEMA 2022 Conference with Argus update

Visit Lucidea’s NEMA 2022 booth to learn about innovative options for showcasing collections online with Argus CMS, NEMA Gold Sponsor;

Lucidea to attend SEMC with New Argus Features and New Museum Digital Projects Book

Argus CMS from Lucidea to attend SEMC 2022 conference with exhibit booth, prize giveaway, and new book Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin?

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