EBSCO Information Services and Knowledge E Partner to Support Libraries Looking to Adopt FOLIO

~ Partnership Increases Open Source Options in the United Arab Emirates ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 18, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Knowledge E have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO FOLIO and Knowledge E will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services.

Knowledge E was established in 2012 and provides libraries in the United Arab Emirates with digital library solutions, training programs, consulting projects and publishing services. By supporting FOLIO libraries, Knowledge E will help support the adoption of FOLIO for their current customers, as well as other research institutions in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere in the region. EBSCO provides hosting services and advanced software support, as well as implementation services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP through EBSCO FOLIO Services.

Kamran R. Kardan, CEO and Founder of Knowledge E, says that the company’s mission is to impact the knowledge industry through innovative technology. “Our work with EBSCO to provide local hosting services allows us to fulfill our mission and support local institutions who are looking for Open Source solutions, backed by locally provided support and expertise. By joining the FOLIO community, which works first-hand to create cutting-edge library technology, we look forward to bringing our expertise to bear in the UAE and beyond.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of FOLIO Partnerships, Mark Allcock, says partnering with open source providers adds value to the services offered by EBSCO as FOLIO is implemented around the world. “We are looking to give libraries the best of both worlds — local support backed by EBSCO’s global reach. Libraries in the UAE can access optimal support services from the teams at EBSCO and Knowledge E, providers they know and trust, to ensure customization and innovative options for their library service platforms.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

About Knowledge E
Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and supported by a team of over 40 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 200 clients world-wide from various types of organisations and government entities within the research and education sector to support their continued innovation and development. This is achieved by providing leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. Since its inception, Knowledge E has prudently expanded its expertise, services and technology in line with its vision of developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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