Brisbane, Australia and Oslo, Norway – August 17, 2020. TIND is excited to announce that another law library will join Columbia and Berkeley Law schools in migrating to the TIND ILS. The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) will migrate from Millennium, by Innovative Interfaces, to a combined TIND ILS and TIND DA instance.
Photo of Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane building. By Kgbo @ Wikimedia Commons.
Katie Haden, Principal Librarian Collections, listed a number of factors that played a role in their decision: “We were impressed by the TIND interface and the way it manages collection data to be simple, efficient, and intuitive to our user experience. We are also looking forward to working with the Digital Archive and improving discoverability of our Legal Heritage Collection”. SCLQ will be creating archival records within the ILS using the integrated TIND DA to highlight their unique digital heritage collections, allowing physical objects of historical importance, including judicial robes and artifacts, to be discoverable alongside their physical and electronic collections. “We chose TIND because they were collaborative during the assessment process, have a focus on legal collections, and are looking beyond finding solutions for current problems, to future innovation.” Haden said.
“One of the unique advantages of the TIND platform is its ability to manage a variety of content types within a single instance of the software. This creates a more comprehensive central repository of an institution’s content and allows for ease of both discovery and administration across collections” said Kathy McCarthy, Vice President of Partnership Development. “We’re thrilled that academic institutions, particularly law libraries, continue to see the value of this unique feature, and keep combining TIND products in this way. It makes sense for users and for the bottom line.”
TIND is an official CERN spin-off providing library management systems, digital preservation- and research data management solutions based on CERN open source software (Invenio). More info at www.tind.io
About the Supreme Court Library of Queensland
The Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) is Queensland's principal legal information provider and an independent statutory authority established in 1862 to serve the administration of justice in Queensland. SCLQ delivers innovative information services to members of the judiciary, legal profession and community from their main library in Brisbane, as well as servicing several regional courthouse library collections.
The library’s mission is to support its customers in navigating legal content by providing a range of (mostly free) information, training, and legal research services and products. Comprehensive legal research collection includes online and print materials spanning local, national and international publications. They are the official publisher of the unreported decisions of Queensland courts and tribunals and preserves and shares Queensland’s legal heritage, maintaining an extensive legal heritage collection, curating exhibitions and displays, delivering a popular lecture series, and educating students and community members about Queensland’s legal system.