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July 13, 2020

FOLIO FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone. Libraries around the world are beginning to implement FOLIO, the open source Library Services Platform, as it approaches a named release that signals a significant achievement in the development of initial apps, features and functionality. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2018

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces four winners for the second round of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. EBSCO Information Service is providing grants to four academic libraries as part of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding up to $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. The second round’s winning proposals came from the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Lehigh University Launches New Open-Source Library Environment. Lehigh University has launched the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), the first university in the nation to implement the open-source, community-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 2011

eXtensible Catalog. Lehigh University goes live with XC NCIP Toolkit functionality. The open source community of software developers working on and supporting the eXtensible Catalog's NCIP Toolkit announced the first production use of the new NCIP Toolkit that supports version 2.0 of the NCIP protocol. Lehigh University, a member of Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium is using the XC NCIP Toolkit as a way to perform circulation functions between their SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and the newly released resource sharing system named E-ZBorrow. [Full Announcement].

August 29, 2008

Lehigh University. Lehigh joins with leading universities to develop next-generation library system. A $475,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Duke University Libraries and its multi-national project partners—including Lehigh University—will lead to the design of a next-generation, open-source library system. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2007

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Lehigh University selects Innovative's Electronic Resource Management. Lehigh University selected Innovative's Electronic Resource Management to maximize staff efficiency and collaboration, troubleshoot e-resource access issues for users, and increase the overall effectiveness of usage statistics. The University will implement the Innovative ERM as a stand-alone solution. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2003

Ex Libris SFX/MetaLib customer base doubles, with 200 new sites in one year. Ex Libris announced the success of the award-winning SFX and MetaLib systems, with the signing of eighteen new customers in the last month in North America alone. With these new awards, the global customer base of MetaLib and SFX will have doubled in the last year. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. Patrons in academic libraries interfacing with Unicorn: SIRSI signs 23 Academic Libraries within six months. [Full Announcement].

March 27, 1995

SIRSI Corporation. Eleven institutions switch to SIRSI: Versatile products and understanding of industry cited as reasons. [Full Announcement].