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What Is OLE and FOLIO?


FOLIO ( is a creative collaboration between OLE, EBSCO Information Services, and Index Data to deliver a new library services platform to transform library technology. The OLE Libraries collaborate together to provide an important perspective in this project by ensuring FOLIO meets the needs of all libraries – we are an integral part of a thriving FOLIO community and active investors in FOLIO’s success.


FOLIO is an open, extensible library services platform.  We are currently using the platform to develop traditional library management features including circulation, acquisitions, and e-resource management functionality.  This will allow libraries to replace their integrated library and innovate new services such as resource sharing, systems integration, data resource management, workflow engines, digital repositories, portfolio management, and more.


What is the relationship between FOLIO,
OLE and the Open Library Foundation?


The Open Library Foundation is the administrative home of FOLIO and other open source software communities. The Foundation provides the infrastructure by which the library community can organize, contribute to, and support open source communities of practice for libraries and like institutions — ensuring availability and a “safe haven” for project outputs that are separated from the needs and goals of any single contributor, user or affiliated party.


How do I get involved with the FOLIO Community?


We have many avenues for engagement with the FOLIO project and OLE can help you to identify the best fit for you or your organization. Contact Ginny Boyer, Managing Director for more information..


How can I stay informed of FOLIO updates?


Sign Up for community updates to stay informed!


I am a developer. How do I learn more about FOLIO software development?


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