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TIND and the Goliaths of Library Automation

Posted by Kathy McCarthy on 12/2/16 8:42 AM

In an ILS market dominated by just a few heavy hitters with twenty plus years of automation experience, where does a young and zippy system like TIND find foothold? And as these few large companies continue to consume smaller vendors via mergers and acquisitions, what choices remain? These were the questions on my mind while representing TIND at the recent Internet Librarian and California Library Association conferences.

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Topics: Mission, Library Management System, Integrated Library System

Why I joined TIND: working with the “Tesla” of Library Management Systems

Posted by Kathy McCarthy on 9/14/16 7:30 PM

Kathy McCarthy joined TIND as VP of Partnership Development in September 2016, previously employed at Innovative Interfaces.

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I could see right away that TIND was a completely different type of library management system. At Innovative Interfaces, there’d been a longstanding metaphor of Millennium as the Cadillac of the ILS world. Having worked there for eight years in various capacities, I was feeling ready to drive something lighter; sleeker. Less a Cadillac and more a Tesla.

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Topics: Mission, Library Management System, Integrated Library System

Digital Preservation: Where to Begin

Posted by James Damon on 10/31/15 1:52 PM

Keeping something around is a lot of work and often times a lot of luck as well. Why do we do it and how can we do it better?

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You may be familiar with “reduce, reuse, recycle” in relation to waste management, but it is also relevant to the responsibilities of a library. As librarians and archivists, we are stewards of human knowledge.  Our goal is to reduce the loss of information, reuse it by providing access to patrons, and ultimately recycle it as our communities build off what came before to create new information. Every step in that process is important but for this blog post, we’re interested specifically in the first step, reducing the loss of information. In libraries and archives, we call this preservation.
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Topics: Institutional Repository, Research Data Repository, Digital Preservation

Introducing TIND

Posted by James Damon on 6/16/15 6:00 PM

 

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We’re a small group with big ambitions and we want to make a great impression. We care about the library’s mission but most of us have engineering and design backgrounds. While we may not sit at the reference desk or catalog new items, we think these services and the countless others offered by libraries are of great benefit not just to the patrons who are directly involved, but for all society. That’s why we’re excited to provide libraries with a product that can beat a lot of the existing tools.

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Topics: About, Mission

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