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All 61 Press Releases from Lucidea

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December 12, 2012. New Citation Export module connects with top Citation Management system. SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library Knowledge Management software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions, announced the addition of a new Citation Export module. With the module, users will now be able to export SydneyPLUS data to select third party Citation Management systems such as RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite or Zotero. <<more>>


September 9, 2012. SydneyPLUS eResource module released. SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library Knowledge Management software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions, is pleased to announce the release of its new eResource Management Module. <<more>>


February 7, 2012. First West Capital provides funding for U.S. business acquisition. SydneyPLUS, a Richmond-based global provider of knowledge management software, acquired Massachusetts-based Inmagic’s special library automation business through funding from First West Capital. The acquisition, which was completed in late 2011, gives SydneyPLUS great growth opportunities and enables the company to continue delivering world-class products to their customers around the globe. <<more>>


October 25, 2011. SydneyPLUS Acquires Inmagic’s Special Library Products And Inmagic Brand. SydneyPLUS and Inmagic, Inc. announced the acquisition of Inmagic’s special library business by SydneyPLUS. The Inmagic special library business includes Inmagic’s DB/Text Library Suite of products: DB/TextWorks, DB/Text WebPublisher Pro, and Inmagic Genie. Additionally, the companies are announcing a strategic partnership to co-market and support Inmagic’s Presto for Social Libraries. <<more>>


September 29, 2011. Information Manager 4.2.2 just around the corner. SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library KM software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions has announced the coming release of SydneyPLUS Information Manager ver. 4.2.2 due at the end of 2011. <<more>>


August 31, 2011. SydneyPLUS SaaS adoption rates continue to rise . SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library Knowledge Management software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions has announced that its Software as a Service model continues to be adopted at a rapid rate by its clients, the latest being the Government of Ontario’s Center for Forensic Science, one of the most extensive forensic science facilities in North America. <<more>>


July 28, 2011. SydneyPLUS climbs higher with Information Manager / Kmbuilder 4.2.1. SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library Knowledge Management software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions has announced the coming availability of SydneyPLUS Information Manager / kmBuilder ver. 4.2.1. <<more>>


May 24, 2011. SydneyPLUS Recruits Hal Marcus to Lead LawPort Sales. SydneyPLUS International, a dominant supplier of KM, ILS and SharePoint solutions to top law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, and government agencies, has recruited Hal Marcus as Global Sales Director of LawPort Solutions. Marcus’ role is focused on promoting LawPort for SharePoint 2010, a potent amplifier of the value of SharePoint-based law firm intranets. <<more>>


July 26, 2010. SydneyPLUS dominating the legal KM market with top share. SydneyPLUS International, a dominant supplier of KM, ILS and SharePoint solutions to top law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, and government agencies, announced that it is closing in on its goal of delivering KM solutions to one out of every two law firms on AMLaw’s Global 100 list. <<more>>


June 18, 2010. SydneyPLUS launches new corporate website. SydneyPLUS International, provider of Library Knowledge Management software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, top law firms and government institutions is pleased to announce the launch of their new corporate website. <<more>>


May 21, 2010. LookUp Precision Joins the SydneyPLUS Group of Companies. LookUp Precision, an online cost and resource tracking product from Advanced Productivity Software, Inc., has been acquired by SydneyPLUS International Library Systems. LookUp Precision, along with complementary products DTE Axiom and RollCall, has positioned APS as the leader in providing scalable, reliable time tracking and cost recovery solutions to the law firm sector. Capturing data on billable time as well as information on various activities performed by lawyers and staff (such as online research) is critical to effective operational management. Accurate reporting on time and resource usage establishes credibility with clients and helps maintain the trust-based relationship so critical to the success of a client/counsel partnership. APS clients include more than 50 percent of the AmLaw 100 private firms as well as other major business enterprises. This makes the acquisition by SydneyPLUS particularly compelling, as the companies share a similar client base. <<more>>


March 29, 2010. Questor Systems joins the SydneyPLUS group of companies. Questor Systems has joined the SydneyPLUS group of companies. For almost a quarter-century, the ARGUS platform has made Questor the leader in collection management and automation software for organizations with holdings of objects and artifacts, and has been used to automate more than 400 collections worldwide. Clients include museums, archives, universities, historical societies, government organizations, and corporations. Questor’s software development strategy remains tightly aligned with the needs of its customers, and its earliest clients have remained ARGUS users even as Questor has grown and extended its reach. <<more>>


February 5, 2010. SydneyPLUS IM portal makes keyword searching irrelevant. SydneyPLUS International, developer of KM solutions for clients around the globe, now delivers relevant information in four mouse clicks or fewer. Users no longer have to guess what keywords to use, no longer have to sift through irrelevant hits, and no longer risk missing vital documents because of an incomplete or inaccurate search strategy. Ideally, most users prefer to have information find them, rather than having to search for it. Based on user preference profiles, the SydneyPLUS Information Manager can now mine and deliver enterprise information resources even more effectively than ever by Eliminating keyword searching, cutting through up to 10,000 documents with fewer than four mouse clicks, automatically channeling only relevant information to your users. <<more>>


January 15, 2010. SydneyPLUS releases Expertise Manager 2.0. SydneyPLUS International, one of North America's consistently innovative km solution developers, has just released the 2.0 version of its Expertise Management System. <<more>>


October 14, 2009. SydneyPLUS Site Map Expands Access to Valuable Knowledge Resources. SydneyPLUS International released Site Map, a powerful Information Manager (IM) add-on that puts documents into the hands of users faster. With IM Site Map capabilities, administrators can setup IM to run at scheduled intervals and select specific records for inclusion into a sitemap of hyperlinks. The links point to SydneyPLUS records making them crawl-able by a search engine. As a result, users can search and retrieve entire SydneyPLUS catalog records, holdings information, and linked documents right alongside records from other corporate databases. <<more>>


September 25, 2009. SydneyPLUS New York Office Moves. SydneyPLUS International has moved their New York offices to a new midtown location. <<more>>


September 8, 2009. SydneyPLUS LawPort 5.0 approach resonates with C-level executives at ILTA. SydneyPLUS LawPort, prominent supplier of knowledge management software, unveiled its all new Microsoft-Architected LawPort 5.0 Right out-of-the-box, the new LawPort was a packaged solution that offered compelling ways to cut a portal’s development costs while ensuring it’s value to users increased. <<more>>


July 24, 2009. SydneyPLUS releases the Recovery Manager for law firms. SydneyPLUS International announced the release of the Recovery Manager: Designed for law firms, this economic business solution maximizes cost recovery and boosts a firm’s bottom line. <<more>>


January 23, 2009. SydneyPLUS debuts the Director's Dashboard. SydneyPLUS International announced the release of the Director's Dashboard. The Dashboard answers the key business questions that every director, or manager, is asking in order to effectively manage their library, a specific department, or staff. Imagine having a virtual Executive Assistant report to you on a routine basis with the statistics and updates that support collection management, help you monitor staff performance, and deal with vendor negotiations. The Dashboard integrates with every area of the library system, including acquisitions, serials, reference, cataloguing, and circulation, in addition to other areas. <<more>>


May 21, 2008. Innovative use of CLE promotes OPAC usage at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt and Mosle. SydneyPLUS International, a leader in information management is pleased to share how one of its clients, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt and Mosle conceived an innovative method of promoting the value of library services and resources. The firm provided a Continuing Legal Education credit for lawyers when attending a SydneyPLUS OPAC training seminar. <<more>>


February 29, 2008. SydneyPLUS launches new Medical Library Management system. SydneyPLUS International, leader in information management solutions announced the new Medical Library Management system. Working with industry experts SydneyPLUS designed a specialized hosted intranet portal exclusively for the medical field. <<more>>


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Library automation systems

Lucidea offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • SydneyPLUS (9 libraries, 10 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    18 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • DB/TextWorks (24 libraries, 33 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 2
    58 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 43 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Lucidea.


Corporate Chronology

Jul 1, 2013   Lucidea formed through the consolidation of the SydneyPLUS family of companies.
Jan 20, 2012   SydneyPLUS Inmagic division acquires Presto product.
Oct 24, 2011   SydneyPLUS acquires Inmagic's special library business.
Jul 28, 2011   Inmagic Introduces IdeaNet.
May 21, 2010   SydneyPLUS acquires LookUp Precision from Advanced Productivity Software.
Mar 2010   SydneyPLUS acquires Questor Systems.
Jul 2009   Edison Venture Fund makes follow-on investment in Inmagic, Inc.
May 21, 2009   Ron Matros appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Inmagic.
Jan 21, 2009   Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries launched.
Jul 1, 2008   SydneyPLUS acquires Cuadra Associates.
Dec 13, 2007   Inmagic receives $5 million from Edison Venture Fund.
Aug 30, 2007   SydneyPLUS acquires SV Technology, developer of LawPort.
Sep 12, 2006   Paul J. Puzzanghera named President and Chief Executive Officer of Inmagic.
Aug 24, 2004   Inmagic Presto launched.
May 5, 2004   Inmagic Genie launched.
Sep 2, 2000   InfoNet Software Solutions, Inc. becomes Incite Software Solutions.
Jan 2000   International Library Systems becomes SydneyPLUS International.
Aug 1, 1999   Inmagic acquires BiblioTech Pro from Comstow Information Services, Inc..
1999   SV Technology, Inc. creates initial release of LawPort.
1998   Karen Brothers becomes Chairman of the board of Inmagic.
Jun 30, 1994   InfoNet / Computer Sciences Canada becomes InfoNet Software Solutions, Inc..
Nov 1993   Inmagic moves into new corporate headquarters.
Nov 30, 1992   InfoNet / Computer Sciences Canada founded.
1990   Phillip Green joins Inmagic as President.
Jul 1989   Sydney Development Corporation files for bankruptcy.
Mar 1989   International Library Systems acquires rights for the Sydney Library System.
Mar 1989   International Library Systems founded.
1986   Questor Systems founded .
Jan 1984   Sydney Development Corporation assumes responsibility for Easy Data Library System.
1983   Inmagic founded by Elizabeth Bole Eddison and Karen Brothers.
Dec 1982   Keewhit Investments Limited makes investment in Sydney Development Corporation.
1982   Cuadra Associates shifts to full time development and support for STAR products.
1982   Easy Data sold to Sydney Development Corporation.
1978   Cuadra Associates founded by Carlos A. Cuadra as a consulting firm.
1978   Inmagic product developed by Warner-Eddison Associates .
1977   SydneyPLUS International founded.
1975   Easy Data Inc. founded by Merv Richter.

Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Lucidea, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

(June 10, 2013). SydneyPLUS, Inmagic, Cuadra, Questor and affiliate companies now Lucidea Corporation

SydneyPLUS, the leading global developer of knowledge management solutions, today announced that SydneyPLUS and all of its affiliated companies – Inmagic Canada Software, Cuadra Associates, Questor Systems, LookUp Precision, LawPort, and Incite Software Solutions – will now operate as one company under the new name Lucidea Corporation. All products will retain their brand names, and will continue to be enhanced and supported by Lucidea.


(February 7, 2012). First West Capital provides funding for U.S. business acquisition

SydneyPLUS, a Richmond-based global provider of knowledge management software, acquired Massachusetts-based Inmagic’s special library automation business through funding from First West Capital. The acquisition, which was completed in late 2011, gives SydneyPLUS great growth opportunities and enables the company to continue delivering world-class products to their customers around the globe.


(January 20, 2012). SydneyPLUS Inmagic division acquires Presto product

SydneyPLUS KM, provider of Library KM software and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, law firms and government agencies has just announced that its Inmagic division has reacquired Presto, bringing it back into Inmagic's portfolio of library and KM solutions. Presto is a social knowledge management platform integrating knowledge-based content with the "wisdom of the community" to create an Enterprise 2.0 environment that supports your organization’s research and business objectives. Inmagic also acquired the applications built using the Presto platform: Presto Social Library, Presto KnowledgeNet, Presto AssociatioNet, and Presto IdeaNet. In late 2011 SydneyPLUS KM acquired Inmagic's Library Suite of products and trademark. Simultaneously, it announced the intent to form a strategic partnership to co-market and support the Presto product line.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2011). SydneyPLUS acquires Inmagic Assets: Continued Consolidation in the Special Library and Knowledge Management Solutions Arena

In a move that continues the trend toward consolidation in the broader library automation industry and significantly alters the landscape in the special library sector, SydneyPLUS has acquired key assets from Inmagic. This transaction does not involve a complete acquisition of the company, but brings the library-oriented core of Inmagic under the ownership of Sydney- PLUS. It involves a division of the assets across two organizations: the Inmagic Division of SydneyPLUS International and the former Inmagic, Inc., which will assume a new identity. In general terms, the Inmagic Division of SydneyPLUS will continue with a focus on its traditional customer base in special libraries while the remaining entity will take the Presto technology into other market sectors and industries.


(October 25, 2011). SydneyPLUS Acquires Inmagic’s Special Library Products And Inmagic Brand

SydneyPLUS and Inmagic, Inc. announced the acquisition of Inmagic’s special library business by SydneyPLUS. The Inmagic special library business includes Inmagic’s DB/Text Library Suite of products: DB/TextWorks, DB/Text WebPublisher Pro, and Inmagic Genie. Additionally, the companies are announcing a strategic partnership to co-market and support Inmagic’s Presto for Social Libraries.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (June 2010). SydneyPlus acquires Questor Systems

SydneyPLUS has now announced the acquisition of Questor Systems, a company that offers its Argus platform for the management of collections that include artifacts and other types of physical objects. Typical organizations using Argus would include museums, historical societies, archives, as well as universities and corporations with specialized collections of objects and artifacts.


(July 28, 2008). Cuadra Associates joins The SydneyPLUS Group of Companies

On July 1, 2008, Cuadra Associates joined the SydneyPLUS group of companies. For more than 25 years, Cuadra has set the standard for powerful and versatile information management and retrieval software. Now, as before, Cuadra's products continue to earn the highest ratings from their users, while the name Cuadra has become synonymous with quality and integrity. The Cuadra management team, led by Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra and Ms. Judy Wanger, will remain with the company, as will Cuadra’s renowned technical support and development staff.


(February 29, 2008). SydneyPLUS launches new Medical Library Management system

SydneyPLUS International, leader in information management solutions announced the new Medical Library Management system. Working with industry experts SydneyPLUS designed a specialized hosted intranet portal exclusively for the medical field.