FOLIO – Questions and Answers

Event: Open Library Community Forum
When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT July 13, 2016
Register: Here (You will receive a confirmation email with access information).
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Event Recording: Not Available

Speakers will answer questions about FOLIO, the open source project to build a library services platform, and attendees can learn more about the project as well as how they can participate. Members of the audience are welcome to submit questions during the Forum. Questions not answered during the Forum will be answered in a soon-to-come blog posting from the FOLIO Project Leaders.


seb Sebastian Hammer is the President and co-founder of Index Data. Index Data has gained worldwide respect in the library community for its work in standards-based solutions and its commitment to open source software. Sebastian describes his role as the chief strategist, creative person, consultant, requirements capturer, occasional innovator and cheerleader of the company.
chris Christopher Spalding is VP, Open Source Platforms & Communities at EBSCO Information Services. He has over fifteen years of experience working in application and database support, implementation, and presales for both vendors and academic libraries. He has held positions managing systems and systems departments while at Novo Nordisk in Denmark and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, as Director of Library Core Services.

Michael Winkler is the Managing Director for the Open Library Environment, serving as chief project executive for the OLE community, which is committed to providing innovative software platform on which to build a new generation of library services. Prior to taking on his current role, Michael provided leadership and strategic visioning for the use of information technology at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.


Please join a few minutes early to ensure that we can start promptly. Space is limited to the first 500 participants.

To learn more about FOLIO

EBSCO Supports New Open Source Project by Marshall Breeding

Introducing FOLIO – A new collaboration bringing libraries, service providers and developers together to speed innovation and redefine the future of library automation

Let’s Get This LSP Party Started blog post by Tania Fersenheim

Constructive disintegration — re-imagining the library platform as microservices videorecoding of Sebastian Hammer’s presentation at code4lib 2016, Philadelphia, PA March 2016 – Video Recording

The Open Library Community Forum is sponsored by the Open Library Environment (OLE).