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Wednesday, March 14 • 10:30am - 11:30am
FOLIO: the What and How of the New Library Services Platform

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In June 2016, the FOLIO project – a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform – was announced to the library community. The project, now well underway, has an engaged and growing community of librarians, developers and commercial entities. Design and development of the platform has progressed at a steady rate. And, most importantly, the platform fundamentals that have been established through a network of participants are focused on delivering architecture for evolution and growth. In this presentation participants will learn about FOLIO, iFOLIO project and community, as well as its current status. The presenters will discuss the project underpinnings that support community collaboration and innovation. They will touch upon how FOLIO eliminates issues around ‘legacy’ software through a new technology approach that is based on a microservices architecture, which ensures that the platform will be future-proof and sustainable.In addition, the presenters will look at platform approaches to resource management and access, as well as user experience and user interface design. Finally, the presenters will address the industry shift in vendor-library collaboration that FOLIO addresses through the creation of a true platform built for community participation – vendors and libraries alike.

avatar for Christopher Holly

Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, cholly@ebsco.com
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning
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Sharon Wiles-Young

Director of Library Access Services, Lehigh University
Lehigh University Libraries, FOLIO, FOLIO migration, FOLIO Product Council, VuFind discovery layer, ILL and Acquisitions service models and workflows, Library Services in general

Wednesday March 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room