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Press Release: Index Data [May 8, 2024]

CAVAL and Index Data to provide ReShare platform to NLA as their new National Resource Sharing Solution

Melbourne, Australia -- 7 May 2024. CAVAL, in partnership with Index Data, is excited to manage and support ReShare for the National Library and Trove Partners to enable efficient ILL/DD ser--vices to their patrons.

The ReShare platform is developed and maintained by Project ReShare, a community of libraries and resource-sharing consortia (including CAVAL), along with Index Data as a founding member and lead developer. The project uses ISO18626 as a roadmap to develop resource-sharing features for all types of materials and delivery modes which is meant to reduce siloes in the library landscape.

As part of the agreement, CAVAL & Index Data will act as a local point of contact for the National Library, to install, manage, and maintain systems for the ReShare solution, respond to inquiries, provide training, and assist with integration support to Trove Partners.

Jaime McCowan, CEO, CAVAL says ‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the National Library of Australia that dates back to 1979 with our support of the national bibliographic database. Since then, we have built our expertise and gained an extensive background in reciprocal borrowing, collective collections, interlibrary loans, and resource sharing. As partners with Index Data, we are thrilled to be working with the Trove community to develop cutting-edge national infrastructure to benefit Trove Partners, including CAVAL members.'

The open-source nature of ReShare guarantees a commitment to community, flexibility, and sustainability. It empowers libraries to share knowledge, infrastructure, and resources, freeing them from administrative tasks. Providing this infrastructure for Trove is essential for driving innovation and true collaboration within the Australian library community, enabling us to push boundaries together.

About CAVAL

CAVAL Ltd was created over 40 years ago to promote co-operation between Victorian academic libraries for the benefit of its membership. Since then, it has evolved into a relevant and key driver in the global library environment, ever-expanding and diversifying. While members remain the core focus, the quality solutions and services offered by CAVAL also provide benefits to libraries and educational institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. To learn more about CAVAL, visit www.caval.edu.au.

About Index Data

For over 28 years, Index Data has been building market-leading open -source software relied on by libraries and service providers. As the lead architects/developers behind FOLIO's novel design, Index Data has a unique understanding of the platform and offers hosting, migration, and customization services for libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO LSP. Index Data is also a key stakeholder in Project ReShare, a community-owned, open platform for resource sharing. Together, we're building the library platform of the future. To learn more about Index Data, visit www.indexdata.com.


Summary: CAVAL, in partnership with Index Data, will manage and support ReShare for the National Library and Trove Partners to enable efficient interlibrary loan and document delivery services to their patrons. The ReShare platform is developed and maintained by Project ReShare, a community of libraries and resource-sharing consortia, along with Index Data as a founding member and lead developer. The project uses ISO18626 as a roadmap to develop resource-sharing features for all types of materials and delivery modes which is meant to reduce siloes in the library landscape. As part of the agreement, CAVAL and Index Data will act as a local point of contact for the National Library, to install, manage, and maintain systems for the ReShare solution, respond to inquiries, provide training, and assist with integration support to Trove Partners.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 8, 2024
Publisher:Index Data
Company: Index Data
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30067/caval-and-index-data-to-provide-reshare-platform-to-nla-as-their-new-national-resource-sharing-solution

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