Ipswich, MA -- August 6, 2020. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and IGNITE Online are partnering to support libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and IGNITE Online will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries across Latin America.
IGNITE Online supports libraries in Latin America in using Koha, DSpace and other technological software and innovative tools. By assisting libraries looking to implement FOLIO, IGNITE Online will be able to provide additional services to current customers and to libraries looking for an alternative when considering a new ILS.
IGNITE Online's, formerly E-Tech Solutions Corp, CEO Oswaldo Parra says, the company aims to support open source solutions for libraries who need them. "Our partnership with EBSCO is important to libraries in Latin America. FOLIO is a solution that has great potential due to its mindset, which includes a strong customer-service based ethos, listening to the community and evolving to meet ever-changing market needs. Ignite will contribute to the partnership by utilizing its knowledge of over more than 20 years in the market with a multidisciplinary team of professionals."
EBSCO supports FOLIO development with funding, developers and project management. EBSCO also provides hosting services and advanced software support as well as a variety of data integration services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP.
EBSCO Information Services Director of FOLIO Partnerships Mark Allcock says agreements between EBSCO and local providers add value to the customer service offered by EBSCO during FOLIO implementations around the world. "We are looking to help libraries implement FOLIO by leveraging well-regarded local vendors to provide local support that is backed by EBSCO's global reach. Our partnership with IGNITE Online will increase our ability to support libraries in Latin America who want to move to FOLIO. Libraries can work with local providers they know and trust whereas EBSCO can ensure that libraries can take advantage of the open source library services platform and the modern infrastructure it provides."
FOLIO is a community of librarians, developers and service providers that have joined together to create an open source LSP that supports traditional ILS functionality with the ability to add additional value and services. The applications are modular and allow multiple vendors or libraries to contribute applications. By providing for hosting and support, EBSCO is able to ensure that libraries of all sizes can take advantage of FOLIO regardless of their staff size. More information is available at www.folio.org.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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 1,000,000 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.
About IGNITE Online
The origin of IGNITE Online began 20 years ago as e-Technologies Solutions, Corp focused in distributing information content to the Latin America and Caribbean region. In 2018 the company started a road of reinvention in which our new identity as IGNITE Online was conceived. IGNITE Online seeks to provide solutions that connect, provoke and transform education and research institutions interested in creating and improving the society of knowledge, by means of information library systems, digital library, institutional repository, metrics and security for information units, learning management system, student management systems, virtual learning laboratories, research tools, apps, and more. We offer holistic accompaniment by an expert multidisciplinary team throughout the implementation and appropriation process utilizing an SLA with a relentless focus of top-quality service to achieve total satisfaction with the solution. For more information, visit IGNITE Online website at https://igniteonline.la