The Nobel Peace Prize committee’s announcement of the recipients of the 2020 Nobel prize awards included two current TIND customers: The World Food Programme (TIND ILS) and UC Berkeley (TIND DA).
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.
Kathy McCarthy joined TIND as VP of Partnership Development in September 2016, previously employed at Innovative Interfaces.
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.