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August 3, 2022

Index Data CAVAL becomes the first in Australia to implement FOLIO as its new Library Management Platform. CAVAL will be the first in Australia to implement FOLIO - Future of Libraries is Open – as its new Library Management Platform hosted by Index Data. CAVAL's previous Library Management System had served it well in the last 20 years, however, the changing times and its new strategic direction called for a fresh outlook. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2022

Index Data Spokane (Washington) Public Library Adopts the FOLIO Platform. Spokane (Washington) Public Library became the first public library in North America to use the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The library uses Index Data to host and support the open source platform for its six branches and community of 210,000 residents. Averaging over two million circulations per year, it is among the largest installations of FOLIO to date. [Full Announcement].

September 24, 2021

Index Data CU Boulder partners with Index Data on data migration for FOLIO. A project to employ an open source Libraries Services Platform (LSP) to manage materials and resources at the University Libraries and the William A. Wise Law Library reached a significant milestone in August when preparation for transferring data between the old system and the new began. Index Data, a software and services company specializing in creating and providing services for innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem, is managing this transfer of data from the legacy system to the FOLIO LSP. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2021

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY libraries now live on ReShare hosted by Index Data. Earlier this month, library patrons of both the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY started using ReShare Shared Inventory and ReShare Returnables to request the delivery of books between campuses. PALCI was the first consortium to go live and use these next-generation apps to expedite the movement of items between libraries—effectively broadening the base of knowledge available to these students, faculty, and staff. Index Data is providing hosting and implementation support for both the PALCI and ConnectNY ReShare installations. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY partner with Index Data to adopt ReShare. Index Data is pleased to announce that the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY (CNY) will adopt ReShare to support their consortial resource sharing programs. The two consortia, both planning to go live this summer, will partner with Index Data for implementation, hosting, and support services. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2021

Index Data ConnectNY Selects Index Data as Service Provider for ReShare. ConnectNY, a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State, and Index Data, a software and services company specializing in creating innovative tools for libraries, are pleased to announce that CNY has selected Index Data as the service provider for ReShare. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2020

Index Data Spokane Public Library partners with Index Data to adopt FOLIO. Spokane Public Library announced that it has chosen to partner with Index Data to help the Library adopt FOLIO. The Library aims to go live on FOLIO in the first half of 2021. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2020

Index Data Simmons University Library Goes Live with FOLIO. The Simmons University Library went live with the Open Source Library Services Platform FOLIO on Monday, June 15, 2020. As part of the Fenway Library Organization (FLO), Simmons implemented FOLIO in collaboration with the FLO staff as well as its hosting partner Index Data. It is using VuFind, the open source library resource portal, as its public-facing catalog user interface. This is the first implementation of VuFind as a public interface to FOLIO, and it includes full integration with patron empowerment functionality. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2020

Index Data Duke University Libraries selects Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for FOLIO. The Duke University Libraries (Duke) has selected Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. Duke plans to initially implement ERM functionality in FOLIO to be followed in 2021 with a full implementation. [Full Announcement].

October 2, 2019

Index Data Lehigh University selects Index Data for FOLIO services and hosting. The Lehigh University Library has selected Index Dataas its hosting and support vendor for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform,planned for Summer 2020. The library’s technical staff at Lehigh will manage the FOLIOinstall in Index Data’s cloud environment with secondary support from Index Data. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2019

Index Data Index Data to become first ReShare certified service provider. Project ReShare and Index Data are pleased to announce that Index Data will become the first Certified Service Provider for the ReShare consortial resource sharing platform. A software company specializing in creating innovative products and tools for the library ecosystem, Index Data will offer hosting, implementation, and support services for consortia that adopt the ReShare platform. [Full Announcement].

March 11, 2019

Index Data Fenway Library Organization and Index Data announce partnership. Fenway Library Organization has selected Index Data to support their adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The organizations will partner to migrate and support two of FLO’s members – Wentworth Institute of Technology and Simmons University – to FOLIO in June 2020. The rest of the FLO membership is looking to migrate to FOLIO in 2021. [Full Announcement].

November 5, 2018

Index Data Project ReShare launches: community-owned library resource sharing platform attracts significant contributions. A group of leading library and information organizations has come together to create Project ReShare - a new and open approach to library resource sharing systems. ReShare aims to inject new life into this space by developing a community-owned resource sharing platform. ReShare’s open source software will be built with a modular architecture focused on user-centric design. Organizations can adapt the system to their specific needs and experiment with new service models. Users will have the option to install the platform locally or select a preferred vendor for hosting and support. ReShare’s Apache 2.0 software license will allow libraries, developers, and vendors to innovate freely. Project ReShare is currently seeking membership in the Open Library Foundation, which will own the project’s intellectual property. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2013

Index Data Index Data introduces connectors in the cloud. Index Data has introduced a new service that breaks down the boundaries between library systems and online data sources. Do you have an information source that stubbornly refuses to let itself be integrated into your user portal? Are you frustrated by the lack of standardized APIs to the information sources that you desperately need to access? MasterKey Connect can help. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2011

Index Data Metaproxy -- now with Solr integration and more. Index Data announces the latest release of their Metaproxy software, with important new functionality. Metaproxy is a general-purpose switching station for searching. It accepts queries in different standards-based protocols, and relay searches to any number of back-ends using both general and platform-specific interfaces. It provides on-the-fly conversions of data, caching, session-sharing, and traffic-regulation functions, to help protect back-end production systems and provide a more robust, efficient front-end and is made available as Open Source Software. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2011

Index Data IndexData releases Drupal metasearch plugin. Index Data announces a new Open Source software tool: MKDru, a discovery/metasearch plugin for the popular Drupal Open Source CMS platform. The purpose of the plugin is to allow libraries and others to embed discovery/metasearch functionally directly into their websites. Available in separate versions for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7, the plugin makes it easy to implement sophisticated search interfaces with ranked, merged, and faceted results. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2009

Index Data OhioLINK Signs Metasearch Contract with Index Data. The Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) has contracted with Index Data to implement the first phase of a substantial re-engineering of their discovery services platform. Taking advantage of Index Data's advanced metasearch technologies and modular, tool-oriented software platform, OhioLINK will work together with Index Data to implement its MasterKey suite of technologies. The new discovery service, which will be deployed this fall, is the first phase in an extensive re-implementation of the services now offered by OhioLINK, including the harvesting and indexing of information resources, both commercial and public. [Full Announcement].

August 14, 2009

Index Data Index Data Turns 15. Index Data turned 15. The company celebrate its good fortune by acknowledging the information professionals who dedicate their working lives to improving access to information – truly the foundation of a free and vibrant society. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2009

Index Data Comperio now Using Index Data technology. Index Data and Comperio are pleased to announce a marketing and technology partnership. Comperio is using Index Data's indexing and metasearching technology in its newest ILS and metasearching products and services. Zebra, Index Data's MARC and XML-based index engine and database server, will power the latest version of Clavis NG, Comperio's flagship ILS product. Pazpar2 powers Comperio's new metasearch offering--Plinio. Plinio adds federated searching capabilities to Discovery NG, the Social OPAC integrated into Clavis NG, the most advanced ILS available in the Italian library market. Plinio also integrates a Link Resolver and an Electronic Resources gateway. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2008

Index Data Relais International and Index Data announce partnership. Relais International and Index Data announce a partnership to offer a next generation standards based Resource Sharing solution. The combination of Index Data’s metasearch engine with Relais International’s renowned resource sharing software will result in a seamless end to end discovery to delivery solution for Resource Sharing. [Full Announcement].