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470 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States
Phone: 650-319-8867
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Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Alexander Nietzold
Alexander Nietzold
Chief Executive Officer
photo of Kari Paulson
Kari Paulson
Chief Operating Officer
photo of Audun  Bjørkøy
Audun Bjørkøy
Chief Technology Officer
photo of Ryder Gaddis
Ryder Gaddis
Vice President of Implementation Services
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Andrew French
Vice President, Product
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Matt Hall
Vice President, Business Development
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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

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

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TIND 2020532212
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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

November 25, 2022. IMarEST goes live on TIND IR and TIND DA. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology has successfully migrated to the TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive. “Working with TIND to develop our new and refreshed Library has been really simple and a very positive experience. Their dedicated staff were only too eager to help us understand the details of the project and they made sure any and all queries we had were answered carefully”, says Harry Williams, Content & Communications Executive at IMarEST.

October 28, 2022. The Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings selects TIND Digital Archive. The TIND Digital Archive has been selected by the Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings, launching the world's first digital archives of Hawaiian music history. The ability to accommodate culturally specific metadata fields, as well as supporting a wide range of media formats, are highlighted as key factors for selecting TIND DA. The Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, restoration, and celebration, of Hawaii and the Pacific region's enduring legacy in the musical arts and luthiery.

October 7, 2022. The International Fund for Agricultural Development selects TIND ILS. The International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations, has selected TIND ILS, highlighting the technological capabilities of the system and outstanding customer care as main reasons for their choice. IFAD was previously running on Virtua by Innovative Interfaces. TIND provides a modern and easy-to-use ILS system that will enable the IFAD library to make available external information and resources supporting IFAD's business activities in rural development.

June 1, 2022. The Folger Shakespeare Library goes live on TIND ILS. The Folger Shakespeare Library has successfully migrated from Voyager ILS to the TIND Integrated Library System.

June 1, 2022. Folger Launches New Online Library Catalog - First in 25 Years. Folger Shakespeare Library has launched a new online catalog to serve scholars, authors, artists, students, teachers, Shakespeare enthusiasts, and others interested in accessing the Folger collection which includes the world's largest Shakespeare collection and one of the world's three largest collections of early English books (1475-1640) and the 6th largest collection of titles from 1641-1700. It is also a resource for librarians referring to its bibliographic data to learn more about how to catalog rare materials. The Folger's new catalog is powered by the TIND Integrated Library System.

March 10, 2022. IMarEST selects TIND IR and TIND DA. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has selected the TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive. IMarEST will utilize the TIND platform to provide web-based repository access for its global membership to over 130 years published research across disciplines of marine engineering, science and technology. In addition, it will publish new content to TIND created by its membership for wider audiences and public benefit.

February 18, 2022. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library selects TIND Digital Archive. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has selected TIND DA, migrating more than 15,000 historical images from a locally developed DAM solution. TIND DA will also be home to forthcoming digitization projects, including the digitization of the local newspaper. Excellent user experience and powerful metadata editing tools are mentioned among the key reasons for selecting TIND DA.

January 21, 2022. East Hampton Library goes live on TIND Digital Archive. The East Hampton Library has successfully migrated its Digital Long Island Collection from CONTENTdm to TIND DA, highlighting improved user experience and getting material online faster among key improvements.

January 12, 2022. Folger Shakespeare Library selects TIND ILS. TIND, a spin-off from CERN specializing in innovative library software solutions, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to implement TIND ILS. Folger is migrating from Ex Libris' Voyager system.

November 24, 2021. TIND Appoints Matt Hall as VP of Business Development. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in innovative library software solutions, announced that Matt Hall has joined their expanding team as VP of Business Development. In this role, Hall will be responsible for building out TIND's global sales program and team.

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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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2021 TIND Accomplishments Narrative

TIND ILS: in 2021, The Folger Shakespeare Library decided to migrate from Aleph to TIND ILS. The partnership also includes further development of the TIND ILS acquisitions module. TIND ILS is now used at several U.S. academic and special libraries, including the University of Southern Indiana, Berkeley Law School, Columbia Law School, Eastern Mennonite University, Mills College, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

TIND DA: two public libraries selected TIND DA in 2021: the East Hampton Library (migrating from CONTENTdm) and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. These are TINDs first public library customers. TIND DA has become an attractive product for digital collections. TIND DA is now used at 14 institutions, including UC Berkeley and the United Nations.

TIND IR is TINDs most implemented product. Customers include the University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, Colorado College, Berkeley Law, and many more.

TIND RDM is among others used at Caltech, the University of Chicago, and the Bank of Canada.

Staffing: TIND hired more software developers to scale product development. The development team now consists of 8 staff. Andrew French joined as VP, Product to lead product development. In addition, Matt Hall joined as VP, Business Development.

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