Press release

Lucidea’s Archival Collections Management Apps with Artificial Intelligence at SAA 2019

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Lucidea, provider of ArchivEra, CuadraSTAR SKCA and Eloquent Archives, enjoyed a very successful experience at this year’s Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual conference.

Traffic to their booth was the highest ever, with attendees eager to see how easily their archival collections management solutions enable researchers and the public to connect with the historic materials archivists work hard to preserve.

Lucidea’s archives specialists demonstrated the powerful and versatile capabilities of ArchivEra, CuadraSTAR SKCA, and Eloquent Archives that make them a valued technology partner in the archives community.

Artificial Intelligence for Archives

Importantly, SAA attendees were the first to see Lucidea’s exciting new AI prototype for archives. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration now available in ArchivEra, Lucidea’s clients will enjoy powerful automatic categorization functionality. Lucidea and IBM’s Watson bring new capabilities to archivists, facilitating access to their valued collections and raising archives’ public profile—fundamentally, helping fulfill their mission to identify records of enduring value, to preserve them, and to make them available to patrons.

Their AI prototype is easily configurable to categorize images—or any text fields, e.g. “Scope and Notes” using terminology and categorization that is meaningful to archivists. After content is submitted to Watson, it retrieves keywords and creates authority terms based on archivists’ preferences.

The possibilities for archives are endless; you can remove your backlog by quickly categorizing objects and making them discoverable, and you can even take on projects previously unimaginable due to size and cost. ArchivEra is your traditional and digital archiving solution, now with AI capabilities.

Thought Leadership

Lucidea Press authors Margot Note (Demystifying Archival Projects: Five Essentials for Success) and Rachael Cristine Woody (A Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing) signed their books and chatted with attendees; they were so popular they ran out of copies—but you can download your own via the links above.

For further information about any of Lucidea’s collections management products, please phone 604 278 6717 or email with your questions.