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FOLIO

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

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FOLIO has been installed in 22 libraries, spanning 33 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
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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.

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News Anouncements for FOLIO

EBSCO Information Services Appointed to the Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC) Framework, Library Management Systems, ITS 1028 AP
May 27, 2020 - 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.

FOLIO launches Fameflower Release
May 19, 2020 - 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.

EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator Partner to Support Libraries looking to Adopt FOLIO
May 6, 2020 - 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.

EBSCO Information Services and BibLibre Partner to Support Libraries in France
February 19, 2020 - 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.

EBSCO and Universal Knowledge Software Partner to Support Libraries Looking to Adopt FOLIO
February 13, 2020 - 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.

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