Millersville, PA and Geneva, Switzerland – May 26, 2017. CERN spin-off TIND was selected by Millersville University of Pennsylvania to provide their cloud-based Institutional Repository (TIND IR). TIND is replacing ContentDM for management of digitized collections while also providing traditional repository capabilities for management and preservation of thesis, publications and more. The solution will be integrated with EBSCO Discovery Service.
"Millersville is looking to collocate all of its digital assets in single repository system with easy to deploy ingest options for the university at large, coupled with long-term preservation and ease of use and reuse management capabilities.
The repository will ultimately contain digitized student works such as Master's thesis and Honors papers, born digital doctoral and thesis works, faculty publications, data sets and associated research; digital imagery of the campus, university activities and significant institutional reports. Migration of existing collections include numerous century long runs of student newspapers, handbooks, yearbooks, and alumni publications, decades of faculty senate minutes, oral histories about the institution produced as part of student research projects and a half dozen rare book and special collections.
We look forward to being able to make these collections available to the university community as a stand alone experience, integrated into our discovery system or to the world through web search and linked data."
Says Scott Anderson, Associate Professor and Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University.
"We're extremely pleased to be partnering with Millersville University. TIND offers a strong solution for managing, preserving and showcasing both digitized and born digital content. Like so many academic libraries, Millersville needs to manage an increasing load in both digitized and born digital material, and has now a single, flexible solution for both collections."
Says Alexander Nietzold, CEO at 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 www.tind.io
About Millersville University
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. Millersville currently enrolls 7,200 undergraduates in more than 100 programs of study and 875 graduate students in nearly two dozen graduate programs. Millersville University is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.