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University of Minnesota selects TIND IR

Released May 19, 2017

Minneapolis, MN and Geneva, Switzerland – May 19, 2017CERN spin-off TIND was selected by the University of Minnesota to provide the TIND Institutional Repository (TIND IR) for hosting their world-renowned “AgEcon Search” subject repository. TIND has now successfully migrated AgEcon Search from locally maintained DSpace software.

“The TIND Institutional Repository platform is a dream come true for us, and costs significantly less than our previous instance in DSpace. We are excited about the many benefits both for our users and as administrators.  Administratively, the rich metadata (in MARC as opposed to the very limited Dublin Core schema) enables correct and easy sorting of journal articles, smooth translation of metadata into citations for search engines like Google Scholar, and incredibly powerful curation tools for establishing permissions, global editing, and hierarchical collection establishment.  Our  international community of researchers now experiences much more sophisticated searching, filtering, and sorting capabilities, the capability to download to citation managers, and user-friendly features such as saved alerts and easy ingest.”

Says Linda Eells and Julie Kelly, Co-coordinators of AgEcon Search.

About TIND

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

About AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search is a subject repository with over 100,000 full-text working papers, conference papers, journals and other resources in agricultural, development, energy, resource and other areas of applied economics.  Housed at the University of Minnesota, AgEcon Search hosts resources from over 250 institutions and has worldwide reach and impact, with thousands of visits daily by researchers from over 150 countries.

About the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota is one of the largest research universities in the U.S., with 18 colleges and professional schools and more than 66,000 students and 4,000 full time faculty. The main campus is in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota with four coordinate campuses throughout the state.

For more information please contact:

Alexander Nietzold

Julie Kelly
AgEcon Search

Linda Eells
AgEcon Search

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