EBSCO FOLIO celebrates signing up 200 libraries and systems

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More than 200 libraries worldwide have officially implemented the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO FOLIO brings an open-source option to libraries and library systems of all sizes, functions, and staffing levels, providing FOLIO solutions that aim to support the implementation and hosting needs of academic research libraries, consortia, medium and small colleges, universities, and community colleges.

EBSCO introduced its first FOLIO library in 2019 and has pledged that the platform will continue to evolve and improve, keeping pace with the changing needs of libraries from various global perspectives and with diverse sizes and functions. Its architecture ensures continuous evolution and support for applications from third-party providers.

EBSCO Information Services Executive Vice President of Research Databases and Library Services, Gar Sydnor, said: “Any institution, especially those with staffing constraints, should be able to leverage and experience the benefits of open-source technology. EBSCO's level of FOLIO support is truly customisable and can be as involved or 'hands-off' as the institution wants. We have tailored our services to meet the needs and requirements of varying organizations, regardless of their size and function. The beauty of FOLIO’s open nature is that it can work for everyone, and EBSCO FOLIO is available for those who need it.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of FOLIO Consulting Services Anya N. Arnold said that EBSCO FOLIO adapts its services to make every implementation distinct: “Each library has unique workflows and nuances; they should not have to rely on services that restrict them to predefined workflows. Libraries that want to join the wave of open technology should have the support to do so. EBSCO’s FOLIO implementation teams are so proud to have had the opportunity to help more than 200 libraries and library systems join the open-source movement.”

Current EBSCO FOLIO sites represent more than 200 libraries, including academic research libraries, consortia, shared systems, universities of all sizes, community colleges, and public institutions. Some sites share the open source LSP across multiple libraries, such as the University of Missouri Libraries sharing FOLIO across six libraries, GALILEO sharing the system with 27 libraries, and MOBUIS with 62 libraries.