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September 18, 2023

Index Data Index Data celebrates successful FOLIO and LDP installation at Stanford University Library. Index Data congratulated Stanford University on the successful deployment of FOLIO, the revolutionary open source library services platform. Stanford University went live on FOLIO in mid-August 2023 as it combined two integrated library systems from five campus libraries into a university-wide library services platform. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2023

Index Data Index Data applauds Linköping University Library's successful FOLIO implementation. Index Data announced that Linköping University Library in Sweden has gone live with FOLIO. Linköping University has been part of the FOLIO Community for a number of years and has worked on its migration for months, culminating in a go-live on July 24, 2023. Staff at Linköping University Library began the process by analyzing FOLIO's functionality and workflows. This included mapping local library workflows to the features offered by FOLIO apps, enabling efficient resource management and improved user experiences, and mapping existing data to the data structure in FOLIO. Crucial was an outstanding collaboration with the University's IT department. Linköping University Library contacted Index Data to provide support and expertise in a number of areas, including advice and best practices regarding technical infrastructure troubleshooting and upgrades. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2023

Index Data Index Data becomes registered service provider for VuFind. Index Data, a global leader in library technology services, is proud to announce its registration as a service provider for VuFind, the innovative library resource portal designed and developed by libraries for libraries. Index Data has a history of providing hosting and development support for VuFind in association with FOLIO and ReShare implementations. This announcement formalizes its commitment to the VuFind community and further enriches its portfolio of open source library solutions. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2023

Index Data Minitex selects ReShare hosted by Index Data for MNLINK. Minitex and Index Data announced that Minitex has selected ReShare to replace the VDX system that supports MNLINK, Minitex's groundbreaking statewide system that has revolutionized library access and resource sharing for patrons and staff across Minnesota since its initial launch in 2004. MNLINK's new platform is scheduled to go live by early summer, 2024. The new MNLINK, powered by ReShare and VuFind and hosted by Index Data, will serve as a comprehensive discovery and interlibrary loan interface, providing library patrons with seamless access to library materials from across Minnesota. This user-friendly system will also enable access to a diverse range of electronic resources including electronic journals, images, and ebooks. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2023

Index Data University of Colorado Boulder completes migration to FOLIO hosted by Index Data. Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, announced that the University of Colorado at Boulder s live on FOLIO, hosted by Index Data. CU Boulder's partnership with Index Data began with the task of handling the data migration to a self-hosted FOLIO but eventually expanded to include full implementation services as well as hosting by Index Data. The project included the University's migration from Sierra as well as the Law School's migration from Millennium. The partnership's growth exemplifies the trust that Index Data engendered with its customers. [Full Announcement].

Index Data Index Data is showcasing open source library solutions at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, will participate at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place from June 23-26, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. Index Data staff are eager to meet to discuss cutting-edge solutions, including FOLIO, the open source library services platform, and ReShare, the open source resource sharing system. These platforms empower libraries to enhance their collections, optimize patron experiences, and facilitate seamless resource sharing among institutions. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2022

Index Data CAVAL becomes the first in Australia to implement FOLIO as its new Library Management Platform. CAVAL will be the first in Australia to implement FOLIO - Future of Libraries is Open – as its new Library Management Platform hosted by Index Data. CAVAL's previous Library Management System had served it well in the last 20 years, however, the changing times and its new strategic direction called for a fresh outlook. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2022

Index Data Spokane (Washington) Public Library Adopts the FOLIO Platform. Spokane (Washington) Public Library became the first public library in North America to use the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The library uses Index Data to host and support the open source platform for its six branches and community of 210,000 residents. Averaging over two million circulations per year, it is among the largest installations of FOLIO to date. [Full Announcement].

September 24, 2021

Index Data CU Boulder partners with Index Data on data migration for FOLIO. A project to employ an open source Libraries Services Platform (LSP) to manage materials and resources at the University Libraries and the William A. Wise Law Library reached a significant milestone in August when preparation for transferring data between the old system and the new began. Index Data, a software and services company specializing in creating and providing services for innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem, is managing this transfer of data from the legacy system to the FOLIO LSP. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2021

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY libraries now live on ReShare hosted by Index Data. Earlier this month, library patrons of both the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY started using ReShare Shared Inventory and ReShare Returnables to request the delivery of books between campuses. PALCI was the first consortium to go live and use these next-generation apps to expedite the movement of items between libraries—effectively broadening the base of knowledge available to these students, faculty, and staff. Index Data is providing hosting and implementation support for both the PALCI and ConnectNY ReShare installations. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY partner with Index Data to adopt ReShare. Index Data is pleased to announce that the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY (CNY) will adopt ReShare to support their consortial resource sharing programs. The two consortia, both planning to go live this summer, will partner with Index Data for implementation, hosting, and support services. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2021

Index Data ConnectNY Selects Index Data as Service Provider for ReShare. ConnectNY, a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State, and Index Data, a software and services company specializing in creating innovative tools for libraries, are pleased to announce that CNY has selected Index Data as the service provider for ReShare. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2020

Index Data Spokane Public Library partners with Index Data to adopt FOLIO. Spokane Public Library announced that it has chosen to partner with Index Data to help the Library adopt FOLIO. The Library aims to go live on FOLIO in the first half of 2021. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2020

Index Data Simmons University Library Goes Live with FOLIO. The Simmons University Library went live with the Open Source Library Services Platform FOLIO on Monday, June 15, 2020. As part of the Fenway Library Organization (FLO), Simmons implemented FOLIO in collaboration with the FLO staff as well as its hosting partner Index Data. It is using VuFind, the open source library resource portal, as its public-facing catalog user interface. This is the first implementation of VuFind as a public interface to FOLIO, and it includes full integration with patron empowerment functionality. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2020

Index Data Duke University Libraries selects Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for FOLIO. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 2, 2019

Index Data Lehigh University selects Index Data for FOLIO services and hosting. The Lehigh University Library has selected Index Dataas 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 FOLIOinstall in Index Data’s cloud environment with secondary support from Index Data. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2019

Index Data Index Data to become first ReShare certified service provider. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 11, 2019

Index Data Fenway Library Organization and Index Data announce partnership. Fenway Library Organization has selected Index Data to support their adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The organizations will partner to migrate and support two of FLO’s members – Wentworth Institute of Technology and Simmons University – to FOLIO in June 2020. The rest of the FLO membership is looking to migrate to FOLIO in 2021. [Full Announcement].

November 5, 2018

Index Data Project ReShare launches: community-owned library resource sharing platform attracts significant contributions. A group of leading library and information organizations has come together to create Project ReShare - a new and open approach to library resource sharing systems. ReShare aims to inject new life into this space by developing a community-owned resource sharing platform. ReShare’s open source software will be built with a modular architecture focused on user-centric design. Organizations can adapt the system to their specific needs and experiment with new service models. Users will have the option to install the platform locally or select a preferred vendor for hosting and support. ReShare’s Apache 2.0 software license will allow libraries, developers, and vendors to innovate freely. Project ReShare is currently seeking membership in the Open Library Foundation, which will own the project’s intellectual property. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2013

Index Data Index Data introduces connectors in the cloud. Index Data has introduced a new service that breaks down the boundaries between library systems and online data sources. Do you have an information source that stubbornly refuses to let itself be integrated into your user portal? Are you frustrated by the lack of standardized APIs to the information sources that you desperately need to access? MasterKey Connect can help. [Full Announcement].