Library Technology Guides

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July 12, 2021

FOLIO The FOLIO Community names new picks for Product Council and Technical Council. The results are in for the FOLIO Product Council and the Technical Council. Eleven community members were named to each council and will serve two-year terms. The makeup of the councils represents institutions around the world, library service providers and developers involved in the FOLIO community. The Product Council is charged with guiding the functional development and managing the scope of the platform. The Technical Council will be responsible for maintaining technical policies and best practices as well as the platform infrastructure and operational stability. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services to support resource sharing and development of controlled Ddgital lending in FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services is increasing its development commitment to Controlled Digital Lending and resource sharing on the FOLIO Library Services Platform. Collaborating with Knowledge Integration (K-Int), EBSCO will advance the development of these solutions for libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

May 26, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and Younger Information Technology Offer FOLIO Implementation Services to Libraries in China. EBSCO Information Services and Younger Information Technolog have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platfor. EBSCO and YIT will work together to provide reliable and sustainable local hosting and support services to the libraries in China who select the FOLIO platform. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Okanagan College to become the first Canadian institution to fully adopt the FOLIO library services platform. Okanagan College will be the first institution in Canada to fully transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. OC, located in British Colombia, is undertaking a phased implementation and will look to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2021. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Chile’s University of Concepcion’s FOLIO Library Services Platform Migration is underway. University of Concepcion is the first library in Chile to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform and will use EBSCO Information Services for implementation and hosting services. UdeC has started with the implementation of the FOLIO ERM and will go live with the full FOLIO LSP in June 2021. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services La Universidad de Concepción de Chile ha iniciado la migración de la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios FOLIO. La Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) es la primera biblioteca en Chile en elegir FOLIO como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios (LSP) y contará con EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) para la implementación y servicios de hosting. La UdeC ha comenzado con la implementación de la ERM de FOLIO y entrará en funcionamiento con la LSP completa de FOLIO en junio de 2021. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

FOLIO FOLIO Project members have elected their first Community Council. The results are in. The FOLIO project has held project-wide elections for the first time to initiate FOLIO's new Community Council. The Community Council's role is to foster a healthy and productive community ecosystem of sustainable collaboration for the FOLIO project. Among the responsibilities of the Community Council are to ensure a strong community by onboarding new members to the FOLIO project and making sure that the community is collaborative and inclusive. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Caltech Library Will Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform for Fall 2021. After much research and deliberation, the Caltech Library is excited to announce we will adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) for use starting in the fall 2021 term. The open-source FOLIO platform will be hosted by EBSCO Information Services, the leading provider of discovery services, databases, and other information resources and services for libraries worldwide. EBSCO contributes substantially to the technical development of FOLIO software and offers FOLIO hosting and data management services. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in the Philippines. EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions, the first EBSCO FOLIO partner in the Asia-Pacific reigon, have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO and OnStrike will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

FOLIO FOLIO welcomes new members and introduces a new governance model as the project expands. The FOLIO project, which has created an open source library services platform, is expanding to add new member organizations and is introducing a new governance model. The changes are designed to open the project to a wider variety of member libraries and organizations with a new structure for both involvement and leadership. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Spain's University of Zaragoza adopts the FOLIO library services platform. University of Zaragoza is the first library in Spain to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. The implementation project will be led by IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services who has partnered with EBSCO for library implementation in Spain and will be completed in the spring of 2021. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services La Universidad de Zaragoza en España adopta la Plataforma de Servicios de la Biblioteca FOLIO. La Universidad de Zaragoza es la primera biblioteca de España que ha elegido a como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios con los servicios de alojamiento de EBSCO Information Service. El proyecto de implementación será liderado por IBAI-SCANBIT que se ha asociado con EBSCO para la implementación de bibliotecas en España. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2021

ByWater Solutions Saint Vincent College goes live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania is now live on FOLIO. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 195,000 plus records from Millennium this winter and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance. [Full Announcement].

December 3, 2020

FOLIO FOLIO launches Honeysuckle Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform. The Honeysuckle Release includes platform updates and integration improvements in addition to user experience improvements and accessibility features. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and AT-CRIS partner to offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in Germany. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and AT-CRIS GmbH (AT-CRIS) are partnering to support libraries looking to implement the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and AT-CRIS will provide reliable implementation, hosting and support services to libraries in Germany. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

ByWater Solutions Washington and Jefferson College goes live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions support. ByWater Solution announced that the Washington & Jefferson College's Clark Family Library in Washington, Pennsylvania is now live on FOLIO. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Italy’s National Central Library of Florence (BNCF) now live with FOLIO library services platform. The National Central Library of Florence is the first national public library to have launched FOLIO. BNCF is using FOLIO for the management of users and circulation operations as well as for some pre-cataloging activities. The implementation project, led by @Cult, included the creation of a new website, the renewal of the OPAC and FOLIO hosting services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2020

ByWater Solutions St. Thomas University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida is now live on FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2020

ByWater Solutions Warner University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida is now live on FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2020

Index Data Spokane Public Library partners with Index Data to adopt FOLIO. Spokane Public Library announced that it has chosen to partner with Index Data to help the Library adopt FOLIO. The Library aims to go live on FOLIO in the first half of 2021. [Full Announcement].

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