IPSWICH, Mass. — August 18, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its Software as a Service (SaaS) Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries.
Nagy was one of the initial developers of Summon and eventually became the Product Owner and the Lead Product Manager for Discovery at ProQuest. Earlier, Nagy was a Technology Development Specialist at Villanova University where he founded and launched the open source discovery tool VuFind.
EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms, John Law, says Nagy has extensive experience in library and open source technology. "Andrew brings an impressive range of successes which will serve us well as EBSCO expands its discovery service and works with libraries and other service providers to change the way libraries innovate using FOLIO."
Nagy, who has written about discovery and open source technology and has spoken at a variety of library conferences, says he looks forward to evangelizing for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and FOLIO. "This is a tremendous time to join EBSCO. I have a lot of respect for the company's dedication to make discovery the foundation for libraries and building a powerhouse team to grow EDS into the most-used discovery service. To then take the unprecedented step of introducing a clear pathway to make open source a viable alternative for libraries with FOLIO, EBSCO is changing the future of libraries and I want to be part of that."
Nagy says his background as a technologist and an open source innovator are perfectly aligned with EBSCO's plans for FOLIO. Nagy has a B.S. in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University, and both a Master of Science in Computer Science and Master of Technology Management from Villanova University.
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EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.