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470 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Phone: 650-319-8867

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Alexander Nietzold
Alexander Nietzold
Chief Executive Officer
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Kari Paulson
Chief Operating Officer
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Audun Bjørkøy
Chief Technology Officer
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Ryder Gaddis
Vice President of Implementation Services
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Andrew French
Vice President, Product
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Kenneth Hole
Co-founder and Project Manager

Company Ownership

TIND is privately owned by its founders and backed by CERN.

Personnel employed

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Documents or articles featuring TIND

Breeding, Marshall. TIND RDM: A New Platform for Research Data Management. July 2017. Smart Libraries Newsletter. TIND has developed modules for its platform to provide the functionality needed to support the preservation and management of research data. This product, the TIND RDM, includes support for the DataCite metadata scheme developed to identify research data sets and facilitate their citation and retrieval (see TIND has incorporated support for the DataCite 4.0, the latest version of this schema into their platform and has worked with Caltech to create the functionality needed to support the management of research data. The product can make use of cloud-based services to accommodate the storage of research data sets that often require very large-scale capacity.

Breeding, Marshall. TIND Technologies and Invenio: A New Model of Automation for Research Libraries. August 2015. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Invenio, developed under the auspices of CERN is open source software created to address the major areas of involvement for libraries associated with research organizations. The software can be used to support institutional repositories, manage digital assets or multimedia content, provide digital preservation, manage data sets associated with research projects, and to manage library materials. Invenio has been most widely implemented to support institutional and disciplinary repositories but is seeing adoption to support these other activities. As interest in Invenio expanded beyond the community of institutions closely affiliated with CERN, it established TIND Technologies as a new commercial company to promote and provide professional services.

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News Announcements

June 24, 2024. San Francisco Public Library selects TIND Digital Archive. The San Francisco Public Library has selected TIND Digital Archive to preserve and showcase their digital collections, including over 50.000 photographs, manuscripts and oral histories. SFPL is migrating from Islandora to TIND DA because of its robust digital preservation features, efficient metadata management and user-friendly interface.

June 10, 2024. The University of Georgia selects TIND IR and TIND RDM. The University of Georgia has selected TIND IR and TIND RDM as its new institutional and research data repository. Supporting FAIR data-sharing practices and emerging federal funding agency requirements are key reasons for selecting the TIND IR and RDM combo. UGA is transitioning from ExLibris Esploro.

May 31, 2024. Rhode Island College selects TIND DA and TIND IR. Providence, RI and Oslo, Norway, May 30. Rhode Island College has selected TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive for an enhanced user experience and increased accessibility of their digital content. Migrating from BePress Digital Commons, the college will unify their digital archive and institutional repository on a single platform, providing streamlined workflows, simplifying metadata management, and improving accessibility and discoverability for their collections.

May 24, 2024. The World Intellectual Property Organization has selected TIND RDM. The World Intellectual Property Organization has selected TIND RDM to integrate with its TIND DA and TIND ILS Install. High-quality submission forms, flexible metadata schema, and the ability to create relations between datasets and publications were important factors in the selection. Lise McLeod, Head of the WIPO Knowledge Center, states that adding TIND RDM will allow them to diversify and increase access to their collection, making the datasets more discoverable and accessible to users worldwide.

May 10, 2024. UNC Charlotte selects TIND Digital Archive and TIND Institutional Repository. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has selected TIND DA and TIND IR to enhance the preservation and accessibility of their scholarly and historical resources. Transitioning from their current platform, Islandora, UNC Charlotte chose TIND for its robust infrastructure for digital preservation and friendly user interface.

April 26, 2024. The NAV Library goes live on TIND ILS, TIND IR and TIND DA, migrates from Alma. The Library at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) has implemented TIND ILS as its new library system and successfully migrated from Ex Libris Alma. The library has also implemented TIND IR to manage a growing collection of born-digital material and TIND DA to manage their digitized collections.

April 22, 2024. Florida International University selects TIND Digital Archive. Florida International University has selected TIND Digital Archive as its new digital library platform. Moving to TIND DA's flexible and scalable platform will provide discoverability and long-term access to FIU's ever growing digital collections. In transitioning from a locally hosted open-source system, FIU emphasized TIND's robust infrastructure, ongoing development, and accessible APIs as pivotal factors influencing their decision.

March 22, 2024. Phillips Exeter Academy selects TIND Digital Archive. Phillips Exeter Academy, a renowned U.S. preparatory school, has selected TIND Digital Archive. This partnership marks an important step in the school's efforts to organize, preserve, and make accessible its extensive collection of historical photos, videos, and correspondence while also providing a user-friendly browsing experience for its patrons.

March 20, 2024. The University of Southern Indiana selects TIND Digital Archive to host their digital collections. The University of Southern Indiana has selected TIND DA, adding their third TIND product in three years. TIND DA will be integrated into their existing TIND ILS and TIND IR install, further improving discoverability and accessibility to their collections.

March 5, 2024. The MUNCH Museum selects TIND ILS. The Munch Museum Library research library has selected TIND ILS as its new library system. The MUNCH research library collection includes all documentation and accrued knowledge about Edvard Munch and consists of about 30.000 items, including Edvard Munch's personal book collection.

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Corporate Chronology

May 2013 TIND co-founded as a commercial CERN spin-off by Kenneth Hole and Alexander Nietzold
TIND Technologies AS was formed as a commercial CERN spin-off company in 2013, with Kenneth Hole and Alexander Nietzold as its co-founders.

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2023 TIND Accomplishments Narrative

  • First customer successfully migrates from Alma to TIND ILS
  • University of Michigan selects TIND RDM
  • The Center for Research Libraries selects TIND DA to migrate their massive digital collections of +40M assets
  • TIND DA expands beyond academic and special library users, adds more public library customers
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