We have been presenting at conferences and have been conducting many workshops. Check out the following links to recent articles and presentations:
May 16, 2017
Will you be at the ALA Annual Conference?
We are hosting A Toast to FOLIO at ALA! Join us for an evening of drinks, finger foods and mingling, on Friday, June 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at Theory in downtown Chicago. Hang out with members of FOLIO’s Special Interest Groups (the SIGs), meet developers working on the project and network with your colleagues. Or, enjoy the atmosphere and have a beer!
March 31, 2017
Monthly FOLIO First Friday Meetings help Cornell University evangelize around the Open Source Project
March 7, 2017
In an effort to keep the community informed on the FOLIO project, we will be posting monthly community updates, including information on what’s happening in the community, discussions in Special Interest Groups, past and upcoming webinars (FOLIOForums), engagement metrics, and a section dedicated to developer updates.
February 28, 2017
Watch Sharon Wiles-Young, Director of Library Access Services at Lehigh University, talk about why her library choose to be part of the FOLIO open source project.
February 10, 2017
FOLIO is not the exclusive domain of large research libraries and well-resourced consortia. As a participant-driven community, FOLIO welcomes input from the wide and diverse library community. Join us for a webinar that will explore FOLIO from the perspective of three small to mid-sized organizations.
January 26, 2017
January 19, 2017
Read all about how far the project has come and see an infographic illustrating impressive community growth.
January 5, 2017
FOLIO will have a presence at the ALA Midwinter Conference – in person and online
December 28, 2016
FOLIO is a community collaboration to develop a new open source library platform from the ground up. The software includes core library services (such as cataloging, acquisitions, circulation) and will include a platform to support new services. FOLIO will make it possible for libraries to choose applications developed by libraries, different groups or vendors. Open and proprietary apps will all be available to the community in a marketplace (app store) environment.
With the first iteration of the platform coming out in 2018, we ask you to think beyond a typical ILS and imagine what your library could look like with completely new, innovative apps.
So we ask you: In addition to the core functionality that will be offered by FOLIO’s platform, what would be the first app that you want for your library? Share your thoughts by tweeting your answer using the hashtag #FOLIOBuilds. One lucky person will win a Bamboo Folio Smartpad, Notepad and Spark pen for contributing to the discussion!
Are you headed to ALA Midwinter Conference? If so, look for the FOLIO postcard in your conference bag. You can write your answer on the postcard and drop it off at either the Index Data (#819) or EBSCO (#1514) booths.
We look forward to a vibrant community discussion around how apps can open new possibilities for your library.
December 27, 2016
Library technology has traditionally centered on monolithic systems that lack key platform attributes: the ability to create value for all participants, leveraging resources they don’t own in order to grow faster, and changing the traditional focus from inward to outward.
The question now is one of disruption in the library industry: are libraries ripe for fundamental change that will bring about a new paradigm in library technology? And what would this change look like? The key point may well be that a platform derives its value from the community. In concrete terms, this means that no single product dominates the technology environment. Instead, a loosely coupled ecosystem of applications arise, built on the platform, to deliver ever-increasing value to the community, by many community participants.
Join us for a webinar on Thursday, January 12 at 2:00pm EST that will discuss FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library platform built for innovation. Presenters will explore what FOLIO can mean for libraries: the ability to leverage the open source platform and the growing community to spur innovation and offer new services; reimagining resource management centered on a central knowledgebase; rethinking workflows and traditional ILS functions to allow for more efficiencies and better ways to serve our users; the means by which vendors and libraries alike can contribute to the building of FOLIO. Participants will also hear an overview of the growing FOLIO community, its infrastructure and how to become involved.
Harry Kaplanian is the Senior Director, Product Management at EBSCO Information Services
Peter Murray is the Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data
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