SydneyPLUS International

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SydneyPLUS International, now known as Lucidea Corporation, is a Canadian computer company based in Richmond, British Columbia. The company offers products and services for library automation and knowledge management to special libraries, particularly law firms.[1]

Description of company[edit]

Lucidea serves organizations and businesses in finance, government, legal services, life sciences, media, and resources.[2] Lucidea has offices in New York and Los Angeles in the United States, and Nottingham in the UK. A private company, its staff is organized into research and development, client services, and sales and marketing.[3]

Lucidea offers SQL and Oracle platforms for client/server installations and an ASP hosted solution. The system is a modular design that lets users add on the applications that they need for their operations.[3] The President of Lucideais Ron Aspe.


The company was founded as SydneyPLUS International in 1989, the result of a merger of International Library Systems Corporation and Sydney Development.[3] A minicomputer version of SydneyPLUS operated in OpenVMS in the 1980s and Unix in 1993.[4] In 1996, SydneyPLUS offered a client/server product for Windows NT or Unix servers.[3]

SydneyPLUS acquired Cuadra Associates in 2008, developers of the Cuadra STAR family of products. It followed with the acquisition of Inmagic, Inc.'s special library business in 2011, including the DB/TextWorks Library Suite.[5]

In June 2013, SydneyPLUS changed its name to Lucidea Corporation.[6]


  1. ^ Barry, Jeff. "Delivering the Personalized Library." Library Journal 125, no. 6 (April 2000).
  2. ^ "ILS ships Windows interface for client/server versions of SydneyPLUS." Information Today. 14, no. 4 (April 1997): 45
  3. ^ a b c d Saffady, William (March–April 1997). "International Library Systems". Library Technology Reports. 33 (2): 229. 
  4. ^ Cibbarelli, Pamela. "User ratings of DEC VAX IOLS software." Information Today (Jul/Aug 1995): 43.
  5. ^ "SydneyPLUS acquires Inmagic's special library products as well as the Inmagic brand" (Press release). 24 October 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "SydneyPLUS, Inmagic, Cuadra, Questor and affiliate companies now Lucidea Corporation" (Press release). 10 June 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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