Index Data and @Cult have announced that they intend to work together to offer a consolidated set of solutions that bring together both companies’ activities and expertise in service of the international library community.
CEO of Index Data, Lynn Bailey is enthusiastic about the partnership. “We share with @Cult a practice, rare in the industry today, of collaborating with libraries as partners and fellow citizens. With our combined resources and tools, I believe that we can set even more ambitious goals to transform and evolve the library technology space through open collaboration and open technology platforms.”
Tiziana Possemato, Director and founding partner of @Cult, said “We are delighted to collaborate with Index Data and particularly excited about facilitating new levels of co-operation among institutions in a new generation bibliographic ecosystem.”
The collaboration brings together two library technology companies with a proven track record of creating innovative products and tools for the library community and, of collaborating deeply with libraries to ensure that the solutions they provide meet the community’s real needs.
Index Data has a 28-year history of providing innovative solutions to challenging problems, known historically for a range of interoperability tools, indexing tools, and discovery systems. The original architect and lead developer behind the FOLIO library service platform, they provide a full suite of services including SaaS hosting, implementation, development, and support services for libraries of all sizes. They were among the founders and the lead developers of the Project ReShare platform for consortial resource sharing, as well as the first service provider to be certified and recognized by the ReShare community.
A leader in the field of Cultural Heritage, @Cult specializes in the development of solutions for information management and knowledge sharing, such as the OLISuite ILS, WeCat cataloguing module, and Oseegenius discovery, and is the innovator behind the concept, founding structure, development, and evolution of the Share-VDE linked data management and entity discovery system, a library-driven initiative which aims to bring linked data into practice.