Project ReShare is getting ready to start testing across a group of PALCI member libraries. Watch a quick video walking through some of the functionality of the latest software release. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to get in touch with us, or with the project at http://projectreshare.org/
Today the Library of Congress announced the availability of new BIBFRAME 2.0 components for converting BIBFRAME data to MARC. These include BIBFRAME 2.0 to MARC Specifications and BIBFRAME to MARC Conversion Programs, both written by Index Data under the direction of the Library’s Network Development and MARC Standards Office.
Connect with us in Pittsburgh, PA next week at Code4Lib 2020. Index Data is a sponsor and Peter Murray will be there and will be happy to discuss FOLIO and our FOLIO Services. If you would like to set up a time to get together, please drop a line to email@example.com.
Durham NC – January 22, 2020 – The Duke University Libraries (Duke) has selected Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. Duke plans to initially implement ERM functionality in FOLIO to be followed in 2021 with a full implementation.
FOLIO (an acronym for the Future Of Libraries Is Open) is an open source project that reimagines library software through a unique collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors. Both Duke and Index Data have been key members of the FOLIO community since its inception. FOLIO moves beyond the traditional library management system to a new paradigm, where apps are built on an open platform, providing libraries more choice and delivering new services to users.
Tim McGeary, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology at Duke University Libraries said “We are excited to partner with Index Data for the implementation, hosting and support of FOLIO at Duke. Their team has been instrumental in the development of FOLIO and when we evaluated FOLIO service options, we were impressed with the depth and flexibility of Index Data’s offerings”.
Lynn Bailey, CEO of Index Data, is enthusiastic. “It is very rewarding to see the investment we’ve made in developing a portfolio of customizable service options being so well received.” She continued, “It’s all the more fulfilling that we’re able to work with such a prestigious institution as Duke, who, like us, is deeply committed to the success of FOLIO”.
The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of Duke’s intellectual life. The William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and von der Heyden Pavilion comprise the university’s main library complex, which is joined on East Campus by the Lilly and Music Libraries, and by the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab. Together with the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law, and Medicine, they comprise one of the nation’s top 10 private research library systems. Collections include more than 7.4 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, tens of thousands of films and videos, and hundreds of thousands of digitized materials.
Index Data has been the lead architect and developer for FOLIO since its inception. As a software company specializing in creating innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem for 25 years, it prides itself on delivering, hosting and supporting manageable, scalable, high-performing software to address complex challenges. Index Data offers a range of FOLIO services from software support to hosting to migration services to custom app development. Learn more at www.indexdata.com/folio, or contact Mike Gorrell, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Duke University Libraries
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We would love the opportunity to talk with you on your schedule. Whether it’s our work on FOLIO, our efforts in Project Reshare to help launch a community-owned resource sharing platform, or our renowned discovery tools, we’re here to journey with you as you think about how technology impacts your services. Please contact one of our team attending ALA to set up a time:
- Lynn Bailey, CEO
- Sebastian Hammer, President and co-founder
- Mike Gorrell, Director of Hosting Services
- Kristen Wilson, Open Source Community Advocate
On the Schedule
Come to the Project ReShare Town Hall on Sunday, January 26 from 1 – 4 PM. Bring your questions and get the latest updates on the development of the ReShare resource sharing software.
On the Exhibit Floor
When we are not in presentations or meetings with clients, you can find us on the exhibit floor in booth 1652. If you would like a free pass for the exhibits, please drop us a line.
Lynn Bailey and Sebastian Hammer will attend the Charleston Conference from Nov. 5 – 8. Sebastian will be co-presenting an overview of the ReShare project and its current state of development and will discuss libraries’ role in advocacy for the use of standards and system interoperability on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30pm – 4:10pm.
If you’re attending the conference and would like to touch base with Lynn or Sebastian, please email.
The Lehigh University Library has selected Index Data as its hosting and support vendor for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. The library’s technical staff at Lehigh will manage the FOLIO install in Index Data’s cloud environment with secondary support from Index Data.
FOLIO (an acronym for the Future Of Libraries Is Open) is an open source project that reimagines library software through a unique collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors. It moves beyond the traditional library management system to a new paradigm, where apps are built on an open platform, providing libraries more choice and delivering new services to users. The FOLIO platform includes core functionality found in current library management systems and is extensible, allowing libraries to meet ever-changing needs over time.
Boaz Nadav-Manes, Lehigh’s University Librarian, discussed the partnership with Index Data: “We are very excited to be able to work with Index Data, who were able to customize a service specifically for what we need at the Lehigh University Library.” He went on to add “Staff at Lehigh Libraries are very experienced with technology—and in many ways we are well equipped to be totally self sufficient, partnering with Index Data provides added expertise and really bolsters our team’s capabilities in new and innovative ways, particularly given Index Data’s experience with cloud computing and their role in FOLIO and other community based projects.”
Lynn Bailey, CEO of Index Data acknowledged the partnership’s significance for Index Data. “We are honored to work with the Lehigh University Library and happy to be able to apply our team’s expertise.” She continued, “As we build out our services business, it has been important to us to remain true to our roots – agile, nimble and able to adapt to a customer’s specific needs, all while delivering top notch services.”
Bruce M. Taggart Vice Provost, Library & Technology Services at Lehigh University said: “Lehigh University, established in 1865, has been actively involved since the inception of the Open Library Environment (OLE) initiative and the professional library staff at Lehigh have been contributing to the FOLIO system since the project’s inception, working collaboratively with leading research libraries across the globe. The experience has changed how the libraries at Lehigh think about building and enhancing software that improves overall operational efficiencies and effectiveness of information flow to users of library resources. The libraries at Lehigh see FOLIO as an exciting and strategic open source library ecosystem technology pivot, where they can leverage a platform to build solutions across multiple domains.”
Index Data has been the lead architect and developer for FOLIO since its inception. As a software company specializing in creating innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem for 25 years, it prides itself on delivering, hosting and supporting manageable, scalable, high-performing software to address complex challenges. Index Data offers a range of FOLIO services from software support to hosting to migration services to custom app development. Learn more at www.indexdata.com/folio, or contact us at email@example.com.
Charlotte Whitt of Index Data will be delivering a presentation at the 3rd Annual BIBFRAME Workshop, being held at the National Library of Sweden, on Linked Data in the LSP. If you are attending the workshop, please say hello.
June, 2019 – Boston, MA and Copenhagen, Denmark
Project ReShare and Index Data are pleased to announce that Index Data will become the first Certified Service Provider for the ReShare consortial resource-sharing platform. A software company specializing in creating innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem, Index Data will offer hosting, implementation, and support services for consortia that adopt the ReShare platform.
For the past year, Index Data along with academic, consortial, and commercial partners has engaged with Project ReShare, a groundbreaking effort to build a new, Open Source resource sharing platform for and by the library community. Initially focused on patron-initiated consortial borrowing, the ReShare partnership intends to develop the platform into all aspects of library resource sharing.
Sebastian Hammer, President of Index Data says, “Project ReShare is a strategic collaboration between important organizations in the library space, but more importantly, it is an unparalleled gathering of passionate and talented individuals. ReShare is a powerful example of what can be accomplished through open collaboration. At Index Data, we believe that open technology infrastructure is the essential substrate of a vibrant service ecosystem; one that fosters innovation and puts the patron in the center by eliminating roadblocks to interoperability. We participate in Project ReShare because collaboration is in our DNA as a team and because we firmly believe that we are at our best when we work together.”
As a ReShare Service Provider, Index Data will contribute technical and community resources to the project, as well as contributing financially to community activities. In the coming months, Index Data will work closely with the ReShare Steering Committee to develop open and transparent pricing models, negotiate caps on annual increases, and offer discounts to ReShare community members.
This partnership exemplifies the benefits of ReShare’s community-ownership approach, which brings together libraries, consortia, software developers, and open source advocates to collaborate on a shared vision for library resource sharing. As a leading development partner for ReShare, Index Data has already made significant contributions of staff time and resources to the project and cultivated a deep expertise in its software, workflows, and user needs.
Index Data expects to go live with initial ReShare consortial customers in 2020.
Index Data has built solutions based on open source software since it was founded in 1994 and has created and released dozens of open source tools over the years. Its recent experience as lead development partner for the FOLIO project has led the company to develop a very strong perspective on the use of open source software as a means of building communities of intent, and for genuinely sharing ownership of technology across different kinds of organizations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit us at booth #2941 at the American Library Association Conference in Washington, DC.
The ReShare Community is a group of libraries, consortia, information organizations and developers, with both commercial and non-commercial interests, who came together in 2018 to create Project ReShare – a new and open approach to library resource sharing. The ReShare Community has a bold vision for building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries to set the standard for how we connect library patrons to the resources and information they require. Contact email@example.com for more information.