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November 3, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Nyenrode Business University becomes first institution in the Netherlands to adopt FOLIO LSP. Nyenrode Business University has become the first institution in the Netherlands to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO's hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services. Nyenrode has leveraged EBSCO FOLIO's expert implementation consultants and library services engineers to establish the FOLIO LSP from the initial readiness assessment to go-live with continued support services post-implementation. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Revolutionizing the Library Experience. FOLIO is an open source library services platform that serves as a modular, constantly evolving resource for libraries. Launched in 2016, FOLIO is designed to foster collaboration among developers and librarians, enabling apps to be built to deliver more choice and better services and features for end users. It's built for librarians by librarians and library service providers. EBSCO engaged EPAM early in its work on the FOLIO project. We were hired for our engineering capabilities to help develop FOLIO faster and better. With a proven track record in open source development, EPAM was a natural choice, and our role quickly grew to that of a supporting engineering partner. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2023

EBSCO Information Services New Zealand's University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Library to adopt FOLIO LSP with hosting from EBSCO Information Services. The University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Library of New Zealand will begin the transition to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services. UC will join the more than 100 libraries and library systems that have gone live with EBSCO FOLIO and will become the second in Oceania to move to the open source LSP. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2023

Index Data Index Data celebrates successful FOLIO and LDP installation at Stanford University Library. Index Data congratulated Stanford University on the successful deployment of FOLIO, the revolutionary open source library services platform. Stanford University went live on FOLIO in mid-August 2023 as it combined two integrated library systems from five campus libraries into a university-wide library services platform. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2023

Index Data Index Data applauds Linköping University Library's successful FOLIO implementation. Index Data announced that Linköping University Library in Sweden has gone live with FOLIO. Linköping University has been part of the FOLIO Community for a number of years and has worked on its migration for months, culminating in a go-live on July 24, 2023. Staff at Linköping University Library began the process by analyzing FOLIO's functionality and workflows. This included mapping local library workflows to the features offered by FOLIO apps, enabling efficient resource management and improved user experiences, and mapping existing data to the data structure in FOLIO. Crucial was an outstanding collaboration with the University's IT department. Linköping University Library contacted Index Data to provide support and expertise in a number of areas, including advice and best practices regarding technical infrastructure troubleshooting and upgrades. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Two Connecticut University Libraries to implement EBSCO FOLIO. The University of New Haven (UNH) and Quinnipiac University (QU) will become the first institutions in Connecticut to transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). These institutions will undergo phased implementation to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2024. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2023

EBSCO Information Services More Than 100 Libraries and Library Systems Now Live with EBSCO FOLIO. More than 100 libraries worldwide have transitioned to the FOLIO Library Services Platform with help from EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO FOLIO's reach spans numerous countries from all corners of the globe, supporting diversity amongst the community and honoring its commitment to providing representation in open source initiatives. Since FOLIO's conception in 2016, the LSP has undergone substantial advancements. While FOLIO's community of contributors has expanded, several organizations, including EBSCO, have actively contributed to its evolution. As one of the founders of the FOLIO project, EBSCO has provided resources and expertise in accelerating the development and adoption of FOLIO, enriching its functionality, and prioritizing globalization efforts to welcome new perspectives. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2023

Index Data University of Colorado Boulder completes migration to FOLIO hosted by Index Data. Index Data, a leading provider of innovative library software solutions, announced that the University of Colorado at Boulder s live on FOLIO, hosted by Index Data. CU Boulder's partnership with Index Data began with the task of handling the data migration to a self-hosted FOLIO but eventually expanded to include full implementation services as well as hosting by Index Data. The project included the University's migration from Sierra as well as the Law School's migration from Millennium. The partnership's growth exemplifies the trust that Index Data engendered with its customers. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Lebanon's Notre Dame University-Louaize to Adopt FOLIO. Notre Dame University-Louaize Libraries will be the first library in Lebanon to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services NDU will undertake a phased implementation and will aim to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2024. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services partners with eReserve to streamline resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with eReserve to support institutions' resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO Services, including services related to copyright control. eReserve is built on a foundation of copyright best practices that offer a clear, defensible position against the increasing threat of copyright litigation while enhancing student engagement and success. The selection, organization, and delivery of educational resources are some of an institution's most critical functions. Providing such resources in a digital format has become increasingly necessary for promoting collaboration, easy resource management, advanced copyright control, and an improved student experience by delivering faculty selected and approved educational resources in a digital format within course resource lists. eReserve uses metadata and license information from EBSCO FOLIO Services and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing the platform to accurately report on and manage copyright materials, making digital distribution easier and more legally sound. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Oklahoma State University to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO. Oklahoma State University Library begins the transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. The switch from its existing ILS to FOLIO will allow OSU to choose its preferred library automation solutions to maximize the workflow experience and build its own customizations. [Full Announcement].

April 3, 2023

EBSCO Information Services GALILEO Chooses FOLIO Library Services Platform. GALILEO has selected FOLIO as its new Library Services Platform (LSP), with plans to share FOLIO with 86 libraries from 26 colleges and universities across the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Georgia Archives. GALILEO will utilize EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for implementation and hosting services via EBSCO FOLIO. GALILEO will begin migrating these new technologies in 2023, with plans to be fully operational by June 2025. In addition to FOLIO, GALILEO will implement a consortial borrowing solution that is being developed by Knowledge Integration, a key software developer and a part of Project ReShare. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2022

FOLIO FOLIO Launches Nolana Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its fourteenth named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform. The Nolana Release contains updates to existing apps and features including acquisitions, bulk-edit, electronic resource management and many more. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2022

EBSCO Information Services New software will update collection management system for the National LIbrary of Australia. Following a comprehensive process, the library has selected the open-source FOLIO library services platform for its next-generation library management system. A library management system is the software used to manage the basic housekeeping functions of a library and keep track of the library's collection. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2022

EBSCO Information Services The Open Window Institute is now live on the FOLIO library services platform with EBSCO FOLIO. The Open Window Institute, together with its sister-institution, Creative Academy, have adopted the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The implementation was managed and completed by local service partner Universal Knowledge Software and EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will continue to offer infrastructure, integration and hosting services for the university through EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

October 6, 2022

EBSCO Information Services University of Zululand is now live on the FOLIO library services platform with EBSCO FOLIO. University of Zululand located in South Africa has successfully adopted the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The implementation was managed and completed by local service partner Universal Knowledge Software and EBSCO Information Services EBSCO will continue to offer infrastructure, integration and hosting services for the university through EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2022

EBSCO Information Services El reciente anuncio de la Biblioteca del Congreso ha hecho que EBSCO Information Services busque una nueva palabra para Next-Gen. El pasado miércoles 21 de septiembre de 2022, la Biblioteca del Congreso anunció que migraría a FOLIO utilizando los servicios de EBSCO FOLIO para "transformar la gestión y el acceso a sus colecciones" a través de su plataforma de acceso a las colecciones de la biblioteca. El anuncio dejó claro que la Biblioteca del Congreso vio la decisión de pasarse a FOLIO como una forma de "seguir desarrollando e implementando una nueva plataforma de TI de código abierto que revolucionará la forma en que las vastas colecciones físicas y digitales de la biblioteca se gestionan y se hacen accesibles para el público, el Congreso, los empleados de la biblioteca y otras instituciones". [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2022

Library of Congress Library of Congress launches effort to transform collections management and access. The Library of Congress has awarded a major contract to further develop and implement a new, open-source IT platform that will revolutionize how the Library's vast physical and digital collections are managed and made accessible for the public, Congress, Library employees and other institutions. The Library awarded an IDIQ contract to EBSCO Information Services, of Ipswich, Massachusetts with an initial spend of $7.77 million. The first phase of the platform's development will cost $10.4 million over three years to meet the scale and complexity of the Library's operations, with options to invest in additional components that could be developed by other vendors and may extend beyond the three-year timeframe. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2022

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS selects FOLIO via EBSCO Information Services and ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare. MOBIUS has announced that it has selected and will be implementing EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform as well as ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare as its new resource sharing system. These two new systems will replace Innovative Interfaces' Sierra and INN-Reach systems. MOBIUS will begin the migration process in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Both EBSCO FOLIO and ReShare Returnables are truly modern systems based on the way today's libraries work. FOLIO is a community driven, open source platform that supports traditional library operations just like a traditional integrated library system and positions MOBIUS for greater community collaboration around knowledge management. FOLIO was launched in 2016 and it was designed to encourage innovation. EBSCO FOLIO provides hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services as part of EBSCO FOLIO Services. [Full Announcement].

July 11, 2022

Five College Consortium FOLIO rolls out to the Five College Libraries Consortium. UMass Amherst Libraries and the Five College Consortium announce the adoption of FOLIO, an open-source library services platform, which will begin operation throughout the Five College Libraries later this month. UMass Amherst librarians, along with our Five College partners, are among the first set of early adopters—and adapters. The Five College Consortium worked with EBSCO, one of the largest providers of digital library content in the world, to develop and beta test the implementation and hosting services for FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

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