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May 27, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced that Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC), the centre of procurement expertise for universities in Scotland, has appointed EBSCO to a competitive multi-supplier Library Management Systems framework agreement for university libraries in the United Kingdom. Institutions with membership of SUPC, LUPC, NWUPC, NEUPC or HEPWC may also use the framework. UK Institutions undertaking a competitive framework mini-competition will be able to evaluate a range of solutions including the option of FOLIO Library Services Platform and EBSCO’s expertise in implementing, hosting and providing services through EBSCO FOLIO Services.

May 19, 2020

(FOLIO) FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform, has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.

May 6, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Mygrator will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. Founded in 2020, Mygrator was formed to meet the FOLIO demand in the Benelux region, specifically Flanders, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

February 19, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and BibLibre have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and BibLibre will work together to provide reliable hosting and local support services. Currently, BibLibre supports libraries using Koha, Coral (ERM), Bokeh (portal) or Omeka (digital resources) in France and Europe. By supporting FOLIO libraries, BibLibre will help increase the adoption of this new platform and provide additional services to large academic libraries.

February 13, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Universal Knowledge Software have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and UKS will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. By supporting FOLIO libraries, UKS will help increase the adoption of FOLIO in South Africa’s academic library sector and provide additional services to their current customers.

January 22, 2020

(Index Data) The Duke University Libraries (Duke) has selected Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. Duke plans to initially implement ERM functionality in FOLIO to be followed in 2021 with a full implementation.

January 9, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and PTFS Europe have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The EBSCO and PTFS Europe partnership will provide hosting and local support services for FOLIO libraries in the United Kingdom.

January 8, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services and Via Appia ensures that libraries in Brazil looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform will have access to local hosting and support services. Via Appia will provide FOLIO implementation and support services, backed by EBSCO-hosting technology and data services.

October 30, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) Quella di Chalmers University of Technology è la prima biblioteca universitaria ad utilizzare la piattaforma FOLIO, con il supporto di EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO è una library service platform open source creata da una comunità di bibliotecari, fornitori e sviluppatori. Tramite la piattaforma FOLIO, Chalmers gestisce sia le risorse elettroniche che quelle cartacee.

October 21, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) Chalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO is an open source service platform created by a community of librarians, services providers and developers. Adopting the FOLIO platform allows Chalmers to manage both its electronic resources and print materials on the same platform.

October 16, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Implementers have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Implementers will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. Currently, Implementers supports libraries in using Koha and DSpace in Lebanon and the Middle East. By supporting FOLIO libraries, Implementers will help increase the adoption of FOLIO and provide additional services to their current customers.

October 4, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with EBSCO Information Services, one of the leading providers of research databases, e-journals, e-books, and discovery services to libraries, has undertaken a major project to upgrade its fundamental information systems. The foundation of this project will be a new open-source software platform called FOLIO. Because the MSU Libraries will be one of the first libraries in the world to fully implement FOLIO, the project is being called First FOLIO at Missouri State.

October 2, 2019

(Index Data) The Lehigh University Library has selected Index Dataas its hosting and support vendor for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform,planned for Summer 2020. The library’s technical staff at Lehigh will manage the FOLIOinstall in Index Data’s cloud environment with secondary support from Index Data.

March 29, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP), by providing reliable hosting and support services. This partnership establishes IBAI-SCANBIT’s commitment to providing FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. IBAI-SCANBIT Technology & Services, located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, provides IT services specialized in technology and outsourcing services for cultural heritage and research institutions. It’s their mission to deliver professional services and the latest IT technology to institutions with continuous improvement.

March 11, 2019

(Index Data) Fenway Library Organization has selected Index Data to support their adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The organizations will partner to migrate and support two of FLO’s members – Wentworth Institute of Technology and Simmons University – to FOLIO in June 2020. The rest of the FLO membership is looking to migrate to FOLIO in 2021.

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