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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
photo of Kathy McCarthy
Kathy McCarthy
Vice President, Partnership Development
photo of Kenneth Hole
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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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

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.

June 16, 2021. TIND appoints librarian and digital software expert Andrew French as VP Product Management. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in library software solutions, today announced that it is continuing to expand its team with the appointment of Andrew French as VP Product Management. French brings more than a decade of library technology and archive experience since graduating from the Simmons College Library and Information Science & Archives Management Program.

January 28, 2021. The University of Southern Indiana Partners With TIND and EBSCO to Improve the Library’s Research Experience. TIND and EBSCO Information Services announce that the University of Southern Indiana has selected the TIND Integrated Library System, migrating from Ex Libris' Voyager system and will also transition its Primo discovery layer to EBSCO Discovery Service. The university will be able to use EDS with TIND ILS for real-time holdings information and integrate with GOBI and Harrassowitz, leveraging the TIND ILS real-time acquisition APIs.

December 11, 2020. Materials Technology Institute selects TIND IR and TIND DA. The Materials Technology Institute has selected the TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive. MTI is migrating from an existing repository provided by Global Village Publishing, a Sage Publishing product. MTI will utilize the TIND platform to provide web-based repository access to over four decades of not-for-profit research and resources to its member companies and engineers.

October 29, 2020. TIND appoints industry leader Kari Paulson as COO. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in library software solutions, today announced that industry leader Kari Paulson has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and member of the board.

August 17, 2020. Supreme Court Library of Queensland selects TIND. TIND announced that another law library will join Columbia and Berkeley Law schools in migrating to the TIND ILS. The Supreme Court Library Queensland will migrate from Millennium, by Innovative Interfaces, to a combined TIND ILS and TIND DA instance.

July 31, 2020. Colorado College selects TIND IR and TIND DA. Colorado College will migrate to a combined TIND IR and TIND DA instance for their newly branded digitalCC multi-media repository, providing archival preservation, curation, and discovery of scholarly publications and digitized special collections. The college migrates to TIND from a locally hosted Fedora Commons datastore.

June 18, 2020. Mills College goes live on TIND ILS. TIND's reach in the bay area continues to grow as Mills College in Oakland migrates to the TIND ILS. Mills College joins UC Berkeley Law (TIND ILS, TIND IR) and UC Berkeley main campus (TIND DA) as TIND customers.

May 26, 2020. Eastern Mennonite University migrates to TIND ILS. TIND announced that another U.S. academic library has chosen to migrate to the TIND ILS. Eastern Mennonite University is currently implementing the TIND ILS, migrating from a SirsiDynix instance of Symphony.

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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

[Data source: text supplied for the annual Library Systems Report]

2020 TIND Accomplishments Narrative

For TIND, 2020 was a year of growth – new customers in new territories, new features across all TIND products and key new hires in Europe and the US. TIND was not only focused on immediate growth, but also on building out the foundations to deliver exceptional products and services as the company and customer base continues to grow.

Some highlights of 2020 include:

  • Kari Paulson (formerly ProQuest VP Market Development and President/Founder EBL) joined TIND as Chief Operating Officers. Based in California, Kari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with scaling library products and services.
  • In continued collaboration with customers – TIND added a host of features across ILS, IR, DA and RDM products.
  • TIND’s customer base grew globally, adding our first customers in Canada and Australia.
  • Among new TIND customers going live were Mills College, Bank of Canada, Eastern Mennonite University, Skidmore College, Supreme Court of Queensland, and Colorado College.
  • In the spirit of our open foundations, TIND worked together in partnership with EBSCO to sign on University of Southern Indiana. The library is moving from their current Millennium instance by merging EBSCO Discovery + TIND ILS to craft a custom solution to fit their needs.
  • TIND expanded its Customer Experience and Professional Services, adding new team members in Europe and North America. The team continue to scale-up TIND’s customer support and tech services.
  • Hosted by UC Berkeley, TIND successfully conducted the first (of many to come) annual User Group Meetings (TUGM).
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