TIND has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Kari Paulson as its new chief operating officer. Alexander Nietzold, company co-founder continues as chief executive officer.
TIND, created as a spin-off of CERN, provides support services for a suite of products, including the TIND ILS (integrated library system), TIND IR (institutional repository), TIND RDM (research data management), TIND DA (Digital Archive). Each of these products is based on the open source Invenio system developed at CERN.
Paulson comes to TIND as an experienced entrepreneur and business executive. She led the creation of EBL (Ebook Library) in 2004, one of the earliest ebook platforms oriented to academic libraries. EBL was the first such platform to offer demand-driven acquisition. EBL, based in Perth Australia, was acquired by ProQuest in January 2013. After the acquisition Paulson continued with ProQuest in a variety of leadership roles including vice president and general manager of ProQuest Ebooks and later as vice president for market development, books.
Paulson commented, “As COO, I'll be working with the team at TIND to scale operations and services as the company continues to grow. Having been through the cycle of start-up, acquisition and consolidation in our industry, I am really excited to be back in a position where I get to roll-up my sleeves and build out products and services that offer real choice to libraries.”
In recent months, TIND has announced several new sales, including:
- The Supreme Court Library of Queensland in Australia: implementing TIND ILS and TIND DA, migrating from Millennium.
- Colorado College: implementing TIND IR and TIND DA to complement their Koha ILS supported by ByWater Solutions.
- Mills College in California: implementing the TIND ILS, migrating from Millennium.
- Eastern Mennonite University: migrating to the TIND ILS from SirsiDynix Symphony.
- Though a small company, TIND provides an additional alternative to academic, special, and law libraries in a competitive environment with narrow options.