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Lucidea

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#1115 - 13560 Maycrest Way
Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2W9
Canada
Phone: 604-278-6717
Fax: 604-278-9161
Web site: http://lucidea.com/
Email: sales@Lucidea.com


Board of Directors

  • Ron Aspe -- Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Executives

  • Ron Aspe -- Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Calvin Mah -- Chief Financial Officer
  • Neil Corris -- Chief Technology Officer
  • David Golan -- Chief Sales Officer

Company Ownership

Privately owned by Ron Aspe


Library automation systems

Lucidea offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • SydneyPLUS (3 libraries, 4 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    26 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • SydneyEnterprise (0 libraries, 0 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    0 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Inmagic Presto (0 libraries, 0 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    0 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • DB/TextWorks (23 libraries, 32 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 2
    65 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Genie (5 libraries, 5 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 0
    6 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • CuadraSTAR (0 libraries, 0 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 0
    Academic libraries: 0
    School libraries: 0
    0 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 41 library facilities included in libraries.org 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.

Selected 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.



Lucidea News

Monday Sep 24, 2018

All 97 Press Releases from Lucidea

10 most recent items:


September 21, 2018. Experience Lucidea archival and museum software at AASLH 2018 in Kansas City. Lucidea, leader in innovative collections management software solutions for museums and archives, and provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA, Eloquent Archives, Argus, ArgusEssentia, ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia, is pleased to announce participation in the American Association for State & Local History Conference. You can visit them on September 26th through 29th at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO. <<more>>


September 17, 2018. ILS Powerhouses SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus Coming to CILIP in Leeds, 26th September, 2018. Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in Leeds on 26th September. <<more>>


August 31, 2018. Lucidea’s new Archives Collections Management Solutions applauded at SAA 2018. Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea unveiled its new archives collections management solutions at SAA 2018 in Washington DC in August. <<more>>


August 8, 2018. Lucidea to unveil new Archives Collections Management solutions at SAA 2018. Lucidea, provider of CuadraSTAR SKCA and Eloquent Archives, is pleased to announce participation in the 2018 Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual conference happening August 12th through 18th in Washington, DC. <<more>>


August 4, 2018. Lucidea reveals new archives collections management solutions – ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia. Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea will unveil its new archives collections management solutions at SAA 2018 in Washington DC in August. <<more>>


July 9, 2018. Lucidea at AALL 2018 with KM and Library Apps designed to support the practice of law. Lucidea, provider of knowledge management and library automation solutions to law firms worldwide announces participation in AALL 2018, this year in Baltimore, MD on July 14th through 17th at the Baltimore Convention Center. <<more>>


June 28, 2018. SLA 2018 Post-Show Roundup from Lucidea – Knowledge, Networking, Inspiration. Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea attended this year's SLA Conference and INFO-EXPO on June 9th through 13th in Baltimore, MD. As Platinum sponsors, they delivered on their promise of an exciting lineup of events and updates, all of which were well attended and enjoyed. <<more>>


June 21, 2018. Lucidea announces Inmagic Presto Release V5.0, with user-requested enhancements and more. Lucidea’s latest Inmagic Presto release includes a number of exciting capabilities that enable knowledge managers to offer users an ever more visually appealing, easily navigable, personalized and efficient KM platform. <<more>>


June 7, 2018. CILIP HLG attendees can test drive SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus KM & ILS apps. Lucidea, leading global provider of knowledge management and library automation software, is taking its powerful applications to the CILIP HLG Conference 2018 happening at Keele University in Staffordshire, 13th through 15th June. <<more>>


June 4, 2018. Lucidea Press announces new book: Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship. Lucidea has announced that library expert and consultant Stephen Abram’s new book, Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship, is now available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers perspective and advice from Stephen Abram, a seasoned library expert and consultant with decades of experience in the profession. <<more>>