VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Argus–Lucidea’s museum collections management applications, Argus and
ArgusEssentia, align with this year’s OMA conference theme, Collaborating
for Impact: Not Business as Usual. 2018 OMA Keynote Speaker and
museum advocate Stephen Abram emphasized the need to “…collaboratively
build an Ontario infrastructure entity that combines the buying power of
Ontario’s museum sector, while improving cost effectiveness, efficiency,
innovation, modernization, scalability and performance.”
Emphasizing technology, Mr. Abram posed this question: “If every
collection in all of your museums was built to templated and required
museum standards that allow you to discover every collection in every
museum everywhere in Ontario and represent it to the world – would that
fundamentally transform your sector?”
Lucidea believes the answer is “yes”—and offers affordable collections
management software that would enable Ontario’s museums to collaborate
on delivering that transformation.
During his address, Mr. Abram posed additional technology-related
- Can we make modern technology available to small and rural, and
community museums at a cost that’s affordable?
- Can we enforce museum standards?
- Can we build something where we make our sector discoverable?
- Can we find and leverage a platform that fundamentally doubles tourist
- Can you build an open media desk where all of you collaborate on
encouraging visits to museums?
- Can you share exhibits and curation from a central point?
Lucidea’s answer to all those questions is “yes”—and their collections
management software offers all the capabilities required to support a
collaborative online presence for Ontario’s museums, together with
administrative back-end functionality that improves cost effectiveness
and efficiency, based on innovative technology that delivers scalability
and performance, now and into the future.
Museums can enjoy Lucidea’s powerful collections management capabilities
at a reasonable price, but as with most museum endeavors, funding must
be secured. Lucidea understands that, and in order to help, has
announced that museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody’s new book, Survivor’s
Guide to Museum Grant Writing, is now available. The latest
publication from Lucidea Press offers pragmatic advice from Ms. Woody, a
seasoned museum expert and consultant specializing in grant acquisition,
with significant experience as both a practitioner and advisor.
The book is for anyone who wants to delve into the grant acquisition
process and confidently apply for grant funding. Says Ron Aspe,
Lucidea’s CEO, “We’re excited to bring you the next book under our
Lucidea Press imprint; we believe it’s an essential resource for museum
professionals wanting to learn and attempt grant writing, with practical
guidance drawn from Rachael’s career in museums and as a consultant,
innovator, and advocate.”
OMA keynote speaker Stephen Abram wrote the foreword for Ms. Woody’s
book and he shared copies at Lucidea’s booth; if you didn’t have a
chance to get one, note that both Kindle and print versions
are available for purchase at Amazon.com,
but for the moment you can get a free PDF copy courtesy of Lucidea here.
Lucidea offers a full portfolio of market-leading Collections
Management, KM and ILS applications, including Argus, ArgusEssentia,
ArchivEra and ArchivEssentia, offering applications that deliver
unrivaled access to organizational knowledge, with solutions for
museums, archives, nonprofits, corporations, law firms and government
agencies—of all sizes and budgets, worldwide. www.lucidea.com
Mark MaslowskiMarketing Manager604-278-6717[email protected]