FOLIO Open Source Community Issues Goldenrod Release

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  • It has built an open source Library Services Platform (LSP) that is being implemented as per FOLIO Open Source Community
  • This project leverages expertise from libraries, developers and service providers

The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its Goldenrod Release. This release signifies the completion of Version One (V1) ILS functionality for the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). The Goldenrod Release includes core functionality that will allow libraries to move to FOLIO from their current, traditional Integrated Library System (ILS) or LSPs.

This project leverages expertise from libraries, developers, and service providers. It has built an open source LSP that is being implemented as per FOLIO Open Source Community.

Jesse Koennecke, outgoing Chair of the FOLIO Product Council and Director of Acquisitions and E-Resource Licensing Services at Cornell University Libraries, said that the Goldenrod Release marks a shift as the FOLIO Community moves from developing core functionality to focusing on expanded features identified since the initial roadmap was planned.

He added, “With libraries actively implementing FOLIO, the project has hit an essential milestone envisioned when we began — functionality allowing libraries to move to the open source LSP. We are now excited to continue to work on additional features and functionality to respond to requests that extend or innovate with the FOLIO platform to better serve libraries.”

FOLIO apps

Academic institutions have taken different pathways when moving to FOLIO. Some have started with ERM (electronic resource management) functionality first before replacing an existing ILS implementation or leveraging FOLIO apps such as circulation and inventory. Some libraries have planned their conversion from a legacy ILS to coincide with the Goldenrod Release.

Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Information Services’ vice president of product management for FOLIO Services, is a member of FOLIO’s Product Council and the FOLIO Roadmap facilitator. He said, “The entire FOLIO Community has been working toward V1 development status so libraries can begin implementing the FOLIO platform and library service applications.”

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