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Press Release: TIND [April 22, 2024]

Florida International University selects TIND Digital Archive

Miami, FL, and Oslo, Norway -- April 19, 2024. Florida International University (FIU) has selected TIND Digital Archive as its new digital library platform. Moving to TIND DA's flexible and scalable platform will provide discoverability and long-term access to FIU's ever growing digital collections. In transitioning from a locally hosted open-source system, FIU emphasized TIND's robust infrastructure, ongoing development, and accessible APIs as pivotal factors influencing their decision.

The FIU Libraries are integral to the university's efforts in research, education, and community engagement. This extends to the digital initiatives undertaken in collaboration with municipalities, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations across South Florida and the Caribbean. Reflecting the diversity of these partnerships, FIU's digital collections encompass a wealth of multi-lingual content, including music, oral histories, newspapers, reports, government publications, photographs, and ephemera.

"After thoroughly reviewing various systems, we chose TIND DA as our new digital archive solution because of its functionality and flexibility. TIND's platform supports our goal of providing access to diverse partner collections, accommodating multi-lingual and multi-format materials. We are particularly enthusiastic about how user-friendly the interface is, which will undoubtedly enhance engagement with digital resources." Rebecca Bakker, Digital Collections Librarian

"By leveraging TIND's hosted solution, we can prioritize innovation, collaboration, and access for our user communities. TIND's versatile platform will enable us to curate multifaceted collections, customize interfaces for enhanced user experience, and utilize APIs to provide new modes of discovery and use of collection materials." Jamie Rogers, Assistant Director of Digital Collections

"As custodians of knowledge, the FIU Libraries continuously strive to enhance access and engagement with our rich digital collections. The migration to TIND Digital Archive marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide robust, user-friendly platforms for discovery and exploration. With TIND's flexible infrastructure and commitment to ongoing development, we are poised to elevate the accessibility and impact of FIU's digital initiatives, fostering collaboration and innovation within our diverse community of users and partners." Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Dean of Libraries, Florida International University

About Florida Internation University

Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. Committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with local and global communities, FIU is recognized as a top public university renowned for fostering talent and innovation, both locally and on a global scale. With an impressive designation of Very High Research Activity (R1) and a commitment to promoting social mobility, FIU is dedicated to advancing the success of learners, with a special emphasis on the fields of environment, health, innovation, and justice. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 54,000 across two campuses and a network of research centers.

About TIND

TIND is an official CERN spin-off providing commercial library management systems, digital preservation, and research data management solutions based on CERN open-source software. Serving academic, public, and special research libraries around the globe, TIND is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. More info at www.tind.io


Summary: Florida International University has selected TIND Digital Archive as its new digital library platform. Moving to TIND DA's flexible and scalable platform will provide discoverability and long-term access to FIU's ever growing digital collections. In transitioning from a locally hosted open-source system, FIU emphasized TIND's robust infrastructure, ongoing development, and accessible APIs as pivotal factors influencing their decision.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:April 22, 2024
Publisher:TIND
Company: TIND
Products: TIND Digital Archive
Libraries: Florida International University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/29992/florida-international-university-selects-tind-digital-archive

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