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FOLIO is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Library Foundation.

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FOLIO has been installed in 69 libraries, spanning 124 facilities or branches)

FOLIO implementations by Type of Library

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Distribution of FOLIO sites by Country

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System migration patterns for FOLIO

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Sales Statistics for FOLIO

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Sales and Installation Statistics for FOLIO
Product NameCompanyNameProduct TypeYearContractsLibrariesInstalled
FOLIO All VendorsIntegrated Library System2020181810

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Documents or articles featuring FOLIO

Breeding, Marshall. FOLIO: Advancing from Vision to Software. January 2018. Smart Libraries Newsletter. The open source FOLIO project to create a new library services platform continues to see progress in its development timeline. Since the project was launched in late 2015, the project has crossed a number of significant milestones in its technical development, community-building, outreach, and in support structures. Project documentation posits the end of 2018 for the availability of its initial version able to replace a library's existing ILS. This three-year development effort from project launch to a minimally viable product can be seen as ambitious but reasonably consistent with the timelines of other products.

Breeding, Marshall. EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project in Partnership with Kuali OLE. May 2016. Smart Libraries Newsletter. A new initiative has launched to create an open source library services platform for academic libraries. EBSCO Information Services conceived the project and will provide substantial funding. A community of developers comprising commercial and library organizations will create the software. Kuali OLE, previously working to create its own open source library resource management system, will make a transition to participate in this new initiative rather than complete its own software. Many details of the new project, including the nature of Kuali OLE's involvement, are not yet finalized. The resources currently lining up behind this initiative provide the potential for the rapid development generally consistent with the plans for Kuali OLE. Participants characterize this new project as not as a setback, but as an acceleration of the availability of an open source library services platform for academic libraries.

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News Anouncements for FOLIO

Library of Congress launches effort to transform collections management and access
September 21, 2022 - 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.

MOBIUS selects FOLIO via EBSCO Information Services and ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare
August 31, 2022 - 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.

CAVAL becomes the first in Australia to implement FOLIO as its new Library Management Platform
August 3, 2022 - CAVAL will be the first in Australia to implement FOLIO - Future of Libraries is Open – as its new Library Management Platform hosted by Index Data. CAVAL's previous Library Management System had served it well in the last 20 years, however, the changing times and its new strategic direction called for a fresh outlook.

FOLIO rolls out to the Five College Libraries Consortium
July 11, 2022 - 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.

Summer Migration to FOLIO
July 7, 2022 - Yesterday afternoon the Five Colleges Libraries completed the review of our new library services platform implementation, and officially accepted our new FOLIO environment. We are pleased to announce that backend systems operations and staff work are now underway in FOLIO.

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