Infrastructure for a Bibliographic Network

In the quarter of a century that Index Data has been providing software solutions to libraries, one of the most common tasks we are asked to do is aggregate the holdings of groups of libraries, and among our bag of tricks is software that builds unified catalogs (Zebra) and federated search catalogs (MasterKey).  As is […]

Controlled Digital Lending

Last week, I attended the 2018 Open Libraries Forum at the Internet Archive’s remarkable headquarters in San Francisco. The focus of the Forum was twofold: to learn firsthand from some of the authors of the newly-minted position statement on controlled digital lending (CDL), and to help provide input for the Archive on their own Digital […]

Reflections on the European BIBFRAME Workshop

Attending the European BIBFRAME Workshop in Florence, Italy, was a great way to wrap up my first month with Index Data — and it wasn’t just about the hills, art, and food. The workshop proved to be an excellent introduction to the BIBFRAME community and the variety of exciting initiatives taking place around the globe. […]

Machine learning in libraries: profiling research projects rather than people

Machine learning in libraries, as in many other contexts, will often rely on data about people and their activities. Data in a library system can be made available for use with machine learning algorithms to develop predictive models, which have the potential to help patrons in their research. Of course, the data might also be […]

The State of FOLIO: Numbers and Muses

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As the calendar turned to a new year, we took the opportunity to reflect on the state of FOLIO today.

The Index Data team members are excited to have jumpstarted this open source effort, and the numbers tell a story of a growing and highly engaged community.