The Mission

The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries.

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A Community Collaboration

The FOLIO community is an open source, transparent collaboration of librarians, developers and vendors. The development of the platform is based on agile methodology with oversight from a Product Council. The community utilizes a number of communication channels to work, share and talk.

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FOLIO's Goals

Create Community

Create a space where the library community can come together to innovate, have a conversation and consider the needs and ambitions of libraries

Lower Costs

Leverage open source in a way that lowers what libraries spend on systems and support

Improve Products

Improve products by increasing library involvement in development

Provide Choice

Build more choices for libraries based on their particular needs

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