Participation Channels in FOLIO – How to Engage

Event: Participation Channels in FOLIO – How to Engage
Time: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500GMT
Registration Closed
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Are you wondering how to participate in FOLIO? Having trouble figuring out where and how to engage? Never used Discuss? What is Slack? How do I get accounts?

Our next FOLIO Forum will discuss the FOLIO communication channels, what they are used for, how to join, and what you can expect on each channel. In a large, international and distributed project like FOLIO, we need many ways to support conversation, debate, synthesis, aggregation, understanding, consensus, and codification. We are still young in the FOLIO community’s experience, but are borrowing ideas from other projects. We are using Slack, Discourse, Confluence, WebEx, Google Docs, GitHub, WordPress, and Jira – all coming online to support our engagement and interaction needs. We will give you a guide to navigate our websites and communications channels and provide basic primers on the purpose and level of engagement on each. After our presentation, we will have a Q&A session.


  • Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data
  • Michael Winkler, Managing Director (and cat herder) at OLE

Please use the hashtag #FOLIOforum on social media for these events.

The Open Library Community Forum is sponsored by OLE (Open Library Environment) and is governed by the Open Library Foundation Code of Conduct.