Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements


October 28, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Michigan State University will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) and plans to fully implement FOLIO in 2021. Michigan State will be utilizing EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for EBSCO FOLIO implementation and hosting services and will also leverage EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens. EBSCO FOLIO Services consist of a highly-trained, experienced team to assist with efficient and well-planned implementations and seamless service support, as well as sophisticated technology and trained engineers for hosting. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

EBSCO Information Services 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].

October 1, 2020

EBSCO Information Services The Five Colleges Consortium, as part of its FOLIO beta partnership with EBSCO Information Services, has become the first consortium to implement FOLIO Electronic Resources Management. This is the first step in a full FOLIO implementation in 2021. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2020

ByWater Solutions 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 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 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].

August 26, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Libraries of all sizes looking for an open source Library Services Platform using FOLIO can now rely on EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services for implementation, hosting and service support. EBSCO has been involved in FOLIO since its inception, and EBSCO FOLIO Services offers libraries options when considering a new LSP. [Full Announcement].

August 6, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and IGNITE Online are partnering to support libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and IGNITE Online will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries across Latin America. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2020

FOLIO. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release opening the way for many sites to adopt FOLIO. The Goldenrod Release signifies the completion of Version One (V1) ILS functionality for the FOLIO Library Services Platform. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2020

FOLIO. 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].

June 22, 2020

FOLIO. FOLIO, an open source library services platform, has been accepted to Google's Season of Docs initiative. Season of Docs is an effort to bring together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2020

Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft. The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics now uses FOLIO to manage its electronic holdings. FOLIO is an Open Source platform developed cooperatively by an international community of libraries, associations and companies. The ZBW is a member of this worldwide group of developers and goes live as the first pilot library in the GBV Common Library Network. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2020

Index Data The Simmons University Library went live with the Open Source Library Services Platform FOLIO on Monday, June 15, 2020. As part of the Fenway Library Organization (FLO), Simmons implemented FOLIO in collaboration with the FLO staff as well as its hosting partner Index Data. It is using VuFind, the open source library resource portal, as its public-facing catalog user interface. This is the first implementation of VuFind as a public interface to FOLIO, and it includes full integration with patron empowerment functionality. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2020

Leipzig University. After two years of preparation and development, Leipzig University Library put the open source Library Service Platform FOLIO into operation on June 11 2020. We have thus reached a further milestone in the use of open source software. From now on our electronic resources (i.e. e-journals, e-books and databases) will be managed with this innovative, self-hosted software. This makes us the second German library and the fifth library worldwide to use this future-oriented platform productively. Instances for other Saxon university libraries will be added in the course of the year. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Missouri State University Libraries are now live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform, making MSU the first academic institution in the United States to fully implement FOLIO. Missouri State University Libraries implemented FOLIO by working with the EBSCO FOLIO migration team and are using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and service. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and Gest Info have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Gest Info will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services for libraries in Mexico. Gest Info also supports libraries using Koha and DSpace. By supporting FOLIO libraries, Gest Info will help increase the adoption of FOLIO and provide hosting and support services to customers. [Full Announcement].

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. [Full Announcement].

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. [Full Announcement].

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. [Full Announcement].

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. [Full Announcement].

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