Pasadena, California and Geneva, Switzerland – July 13, 2015. CERN spin-off TIND Technologies was selected by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to provide their cloud-based library management system based on CERN open source technology. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO's Discovery Service.
"The TIND library management system disrupts the traditional Integrated Library System paradigm. We're excited to implement this open source platform and to partner with like-minded innovators at TIND Technologies to meet both current and emerging needs," says Kristin Antelman, university librarian at Caltech.
The TIND system allows the library to modernize and simplify workflows related to print resource management, while providing a stronger platform for the management of electronic resources.
Through close collaboration with the Caltech Library, TIND will strengthen its electronic resource management (ERM) capabilities by developing an ERM module that leverages the Global Open Knowledge Base (GOKb). Using an open, community-managed knowledge base further supports TIND's mission of providing open platforms and services.
The TIND solution also offers strong digital asset management and preservation capabilities, providing the Caltech Library with the potential to support digital asset management, including institutional research output and data, within the same platform.
About TIND Technologies
TIND Technologies is an official CERN spin-off providing library management systems, institutional repositories and research data repositories based on CERN open source technology through a software-as-a-service model. The company is based in Trondheim, Norway and Geneva, Switzerland.
About the California Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology or Caltech, named the world's top university by Times Higher Education, is a world-renowned and pioneering research and education institution dedicated to advancing science and engineering.