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The Emergence of a New Model in Library Technology

Library technology is based on monolithic systems that lack key traits for success: the ability to create value for all users and leverage resources they don’t own. FOLIO, an open source project, aims to reimagine library software. It moves beyond Integrated Library Systems to a new paradigm, where apps are built by service providers on a platform, providing new services to users. The initiative is underway, with a strong community, modular architecture and a marketplace of apps and services.

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  1. Attendees will learn about the transformative nature of the FOLIO project.
  2. Attendees will learn how academic librarians are rethinking library workflows and imagining new services for faculty and students.
  3. Attendees will learn how FOLIO fulfills current functionality, while new apps and integrations with other software will address current challenges.



Rachel Fadlon, Mktg Mgr SaaS, EBSCO Information Services

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