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One Boston Place Suite 2600
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
United States
Phone: 617-939-9623

Executive Leadership

photo of Lynn Bailey
Lynn Bailey
Chief Executive Officer
photo of Sebastian Hammer
Sebastian Hammer
Co-founder and President
photo of Adam Dickmeiss
Adam Dickmeiss
Chief Technical Architect

Company Ownership

Index Data is privately owned.

Personnel employed

[Data source: statistics supplied for the annual Library Systems Report or from public information]

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Documents or articles featuring Index Data

Breeding, Marshall. EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project in Partnership with Kuali OLE. May 2016. Smart Libraries Newsletter. A new initiative has launched to create an open source library services platform for academic libraries. EBSCO Information Services conceived the project and will provide substantial funding. A community of developers comprising commercial and library organizations will create the software. Kuali OLE, previously working to create its own open source library resource management system, will make a transition to participate in this new initiative rather than complete its own software. Many details of the new project, including the nature of Kuali OLE's involvement, are not yet finalized. The resources currently lining up behind this initiative provide the potential for the rapid development generally consistent with the plans for Kuali OLE. Participants characterize this new project as not as a setback, but as an acceleration of the availability of an open source library services platform for academic libraries.

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News Announcements

September 18, 2023. Index Data celebrates successful FOLIO and LDP installation at Stanford University Library. Index Data congratulated Stanford University on the successful deployment of FOLIO, the revolutionary open source library services platform. Stanford University went live on FOLIO in mid-August 2023 as it combined two integrated library systems from five campus libraries into a university-wide library services platform.

September 13, 2023. Index Data applauds Linköping University Library's successful FOLIO implementation. Index Data announced that Linköping University Library in Sweden has gone live with FOLIO. Linköping University has been part of the FOLIO Community for a number of years and has worked on its migration for months, culminating in a go-live on July 24, 2023. Staff at Linköping University Library began the process by analyzing FOLIO's functionality and workflows. This included mapping local library workflows to the features offered by FOLIO apps, enabling efficient resource management and improved user experiences, and mapping existing data to the data structure in FOLIO. Crucial was an outstanding collaboration with the University's IT department. Linköping University Library contacted Index Data to provide support and expertise in a number of areas, including advice and best practices regarding technical infrastructure troubleshooting and upgrades.

September 8, 2023. Index Data becomes registered service provider for VuFind. Index Data, a global leader in library technology services, is proud to announce its registration as a service provider for VuFind, the innovative library resource portal designed and developed by libraries for libraries. Index Data has a history of providing hosting and development support for VuFind in association with FOLIO and ReShare implementations. This announcement formalizes its commitment to the VuFind community and further enriches its portfolio of open source library solutions.

July 29, 2023. Minitex selects ReShare hosted by Index Data for MNLINK. Minitex and Index Data announced that Minitex has selected ReShare to replace the VDX system that supports MNLINK, Minitex's groundbreaking statewide system that has revolutionized library access and resource sharing for patrons and staff across Minnesota since its initial launch in 2004. MNLINK's new platform is scheduled to go live by early summer, 2024. The new MNLINK, powered by ReShare and VuFind and hosted by Index Data, will serve as a comprehensive discovery and interlibrary loan interface, providing library patrons with seamless access to library materials from across Minnesota. This user-friendly system will also enable access to a diverse range of electronic resources including electronic journals, images, and ebooks.

June 21, 2023. University of Colorado Boulder completes migration to FOLIO hosted by Index Data. Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, announced that the University of Colorado at Boulder s live on FOLIO, hosted by Index Data. CU Boulder's partnership with Index Data began with the task of handling the data migration to a self-hosted FOLIO but eventually expanded to include full implementation services as well as hosting by Index Data. The project included the University's migration from Sierra as well as the Law School's migration from Millennium. The partnership's growth exemplifies the trust that Index Data engendered with its customers.

June 21, 2023. Index Data is showcasing open source library solutions at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, will participate at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place from June 23-26, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. Index Data staff are eager to meet to discuss cutting-edge solutions, including FOLIO, the open source library services platform, and ReShare, the open source resource sharing system. These platforms empower libraries to enhance their collections, optimize patron experiences, and facilitate seamless resource sharing among institutions.

August 3, 2022. 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.

January 19, 2022. 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.

September 24, 2021. 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.

September 19, 2021. 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.

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Corporate Chronology

Aug 1994 Index Data Co-founded by Sebastian Hammer and Adam Dickmeiss

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2022 Index Data Accomplishments Narrative

2022 represented continued growth for Index Data and its FOLIO services in the US and in Europe. We had several customers go live on FOLIO and expanded our services and custom development engagements with many others.

We also launched VuFind services - providing Discovery services to FOLIO sites whose FOLIO was hosted by a different vendor, and we offer services based on our Library Data Platform.

A major push for us in the ReShare space was to get the IPLC (Ivies Plus Library Confederation) live on ReShare. These large and complex institutions are helping cement ReShare as today’s obvious choice for resource sharing. ReShare community development priorities include support for Controlled Digital Lending and document delivery.

The significant growth of our customers has been met with additions to our team. We are looking forward to continuing to help the library community take ownership of their technological future.

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