Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, is thrilled to announce its participation at the American Library Association (ALA) 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 […]
ReShare is the newest resource sharing platform on the market, tied to a fundamentally different business model. ReShare is the result of a deep, open collaboration between a group of libraries, consortia, and companies, based on the notion that community infrastructure should be owned by communities, not by individual organizations. Its open-source code base is available for anyone to use, enhance, or support. Learn more about ReShare and Index Data’s involvement in the project.
Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is a hot topic in libraries. Libraries use the rights of first sale associated with physical books to lend patrons a digital copy. By holding back access to the physical item while the digital copy is lent, libraries maintain an “own-to-loan” ratio that parallels the physical lending practice. The digital copy […]
Index Data’s Debra Denault will have her Project ReShare Product Owner hat on as she represents the project during the ALA CORE Interest Group week. The CORE division of ALA hosts this week of events to highlight the activities of its interest groups. The Open Source Systems interest group is hosting a panel of leaders […]
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. Learn about what this means for these libraries.
Each year, the Internet Archive hosts the Library Leaders Forum. The theme this year is Empowering Libraries & Communities Through Digital Lending and the schedule of speakers reflect how library service impacted on a global scale due to COVID-19. Index Data co-founder Sebastian Hammer is part of a panel discussion on October 13 to talk […]
On Wednesday, July 22 from 1:45-2:30 EDT, Kristen Wilson of Index Data will be doing a presentation on “Project ReShare: Consortial and Commercial Partnerships that Work” along with Jill Morris (PALCI) and Scott Garrison (MCLS) at the International Coalition of Library Consortia virtual conference.
Lynn Bailey and Sebastian Hammer will attend the Charleston Conference from Nov. 5 – 8. Sebastian will be co-presenting an overview of the ReShare project and its current state of development and will discuss libraries’ role in advocacy for the use of standards and system interoperability on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30pm – 4:10pm. If […]
On Feb. 22 at 11:20 AM, Kristen Wilson (Index Data) and Jill Morris (PALCI) will be delivering a presention on “Project ReShare: Development & Piloting of an Open Source Resource Sharing Platform” at Code4Lib 2019 in San José, California. If you can’t attend in person, presentations will be streamed and archived on the Code4Lib YouTube […]