The alliances and partnerships we’ve built up over the years are important to us. Joining up with like minded people with complementary skills and expertise enables us to build specialist teams to meet specific project requirements and to work on large scale projects.
Below are some of the people we’ve partnered with on software development, research and development, and consultancy projects in recent years. If you are interested in working with us we’d love to hear from you.
Acando is a software services and consulting company headquartered in Sweden but with a presence in a number of Scandinavian countries. We were introduced to Acando through Norwegian colleagues when we were looking for a bid-partner for a project to deliver a terminology management solution for Skatteetaten, The Norwegian Tax Administration. We won the contract together, successfully delivered the project and since then have continued to collaborate.Visit Website
Like us, Cottage Labs are strong advocates of open source software with wide experience of delivering high quality results for customers in the higher education sector. We collaborated with them on the Jisc Monitor Local project. Together we explored ways in which Jisc might help institutions meet new and emerging requirements around open access to academic outputs such as journal articles and conference proceedings.Visit Website
David and Neil Smith worked together as Occupational Psychologists back in the late 1980s. When David set up his consultancy company in the 1990s Gill osguthorpe was one of the first employees. Since then we’ve kept in touch with David and worked with him on a number of consultancy assignments. Most recently, David acted as project manager for the development of Citizen Maths.Visit Website
Dick is a former Technical Director of LearnDirect as well as acting as CTO for a number of other organisations. We have worked with Dick on a number of consultancy projects and also collaborated with him to build the WiQI prototype.Visit Website
EBSCO is one of the largest companies worldwide offering services such as e-books, journals and magazines as well as discovery services and e-resource management tools to libraries including higher education, corporate, public sector and schools. As well as participating in the Folio community, we collaborate with EBSCO on a number of resource discovery initiatives.Visit Website
Extensis is a software company based in Portland, Oregon producing the Portfolio Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) which is used extensively within the cultural sector. The Extensis team realised that a common problem within the sector is automatically embedding DAMS links in back-office systems, whilst ensuring that the DAMS metadata also remains in synch with its authoritative source. They approached us to see if our CIIM product could assist in this process and since then the Portfolio/CIIM combination has been successfully deployed in a number of institutions, including National Trust for Scotland and Fitzwilliam Museum.Visit Website
Farallon is a small, employee-owned, technology company based in the San Francisco area which specialises in the application of geospatial technologies. Farallon are lead developers of the open source Arches software. We have collaborated closely with Farallon in the first live implementation of v4 of the Arches software for City of Lincoln Council.Visit Website
Gooii specialise in the design of websites and apps. We have worked with them on a number of projects over the years, notably Jisc Historical Texts, Archives Hub, Royal Armouries and iMuseum.Visit Website
As individuals, our relationship with Seb and Adam from Index Data goes back to EU 4th Framework projects in the 1990s. We share a common background in information retrieval standards such as Z39.50. More recently, we have collaborated closely with Index Data as co-developers of the Folio Library Management Platform.Visit Website
Open Cultu.re is a technology-led digital design consultancy specialising in projects for the cultural sector. We have worked closely with Tom Elsner and his team to design the technical and information architectures which will be used to deliver a host of new initiatives. Such as “RAF Stories”, as part of RAF 100, the RAF Museum re-launch timed to coincide with the organisation’s centenary.Visit Website
Open Library Foundation
The Open Library Foundation is an independent not for profit organisation whose mission is to assist and facilitate educational organizations, foundations, partnerships and commercial entities in collaborating to foster, develop and sustain open technologies and innovation to support libraries, learning, research and teaching.
Our history with the Open Library Foundation reaches back to the GOKb project, and we are looking forward to a long future of collaboration on projects like FOLIO.Visit Website
Owen Stephens Consulting
Owen is a consultant with a strong background in academic libraries combined with a good understanding of the role technology can play. We have worked with Owen on a number of projects including Knowledge Base+ and Jisc Monitor Local.Visit Website
Mike Collett of Schemeta was chair of elearning standards committees for BSI and CEN and head of the UK delegation to the equivalent ISO committee for a number of years. Schemeta were partners with us in Vocabulary Management Group, the joint venture responsible for the initial development of our Lexaurus product. Mike continues to work with us on initiatives within elearning and vocabulary management. Most recently on documentation and training for the Skatteetaten project.Visit Website
Seb has been at the forefront of developments in elearning since the 1990s. A former Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology, Seb has worked with us on a number of consultancy assignments as well as acting as Project Director, and inspiration behind, Citizen Maths.Visit Website
Sero HE is a Sheffield based consultancy specialising in the use of technology for learning and library services. The team comprises a large number of consultants with many years experience. Under the inspirational leadership of the hugely talented but now sadly departed David Kay, we worked with Sero on a wide range of projects including Knowledge Base+, GOKB, Historical Texts and the UK Medical Heritage Library.Visit Website