Resource Management in FOLIO: A First Look


Event: Resource Management in FOLIO: A First Look
Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
Recording Here

Resource Management within FOLIO is designed to support libraries in all of their selection and acquisitions needs across all print and electronic formats. Introduced in the last FOLIOForum, “The Kabalog,” FOLIO’s data model supports the intricate relationships that frequently occur in content bundled together for acquisitions purposes, as well as linking descriptive metadata, acquisitions information, and knowledge base information to avoid duplication and repetitive work. Reusable functionality to support lifecycle management will be coded into separate apps that can be plugged into any part of the system to provide a consistent user experience. Many of FOLIO’s modules will be designed to integrate with other selection and acquisitions work that may occur outside of FOLIO, from communication in emails to databases for selection.

Kristin Martin and Kristen Wilson, members of the Resource Management Special Interest Group, will provide an overview of the work done to date and an introduction to the functionality by sharing mock-ups, sketches and a prototype of work done to date.

SPEAKERS:

  • Kristin E. Martin, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Chicago
  • Kristen Wilson, Associate Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University

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 OLE Code of Conduct.

A recording of this Forum will be made available on the OLE website.

Integrating the Library into New Methods of Research

Event: Integrating the Library into New Methods of Research
Time: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500GMT
The Forum recording is here.

To a high degree researchers depend on digital workflows for discovery, transformation and sharing of knowledge. Yet most of these workflows are fragmented. It’s difficult to work continuously and cumulatively with scientific information for individuals and even more problematic for teams.

The FOLIO project is exploring how we might support academic workflows and new methods of research. How might we integrate fragmented micro research processes for individuals for discovery and transformation of knowledge and how might we help sharing and productivity in teams?

We imagine that it should be possible to link what’s happening in processes across search, subscription, retainment, refinding, analysis and sharing of scientific information and that libraries can play a central role in this.

The forum is the first public sharing of our exploration efforts and early stage ideas. We hope that you’ll participate actively in the discussion and help shape our future vision.

Please bear in mind that the content will be of explorative nature and that we haven’t reached any conclusions yet about how this will influence our project. The ideas we are wrestling with might however have far reaching impact for our project and ultimately the role of academic libraries in the future research landscape.

SPEAKER: Jacob Jaskov, Founder and CEO, The Behaviour Bureau

A confirmation email will contain access information for the event.

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

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

A recording of this Forum will be made available on the OLE website.

User Interface and User Experience Principles

Open Library Community Forum:
Event: User Interface and User Experience Principles
Time: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500 GMT
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Please come join the Open Library Community Forum!
The FOLIO community is pleased to announce a FOLIO developer forum on the user interface and user experience principles on August 24, 2016. This webinar-style meeting will cover:

  • An overview of the basic user interface framework for FOLIO;
  • An introduction to the principles used for the user interface and user experience;
  • A demonstration of how the framework and these principles are applied to basic circulation and user administration workflows.

Presenter: Filip Jakobsen, UX and Interaction Designer.

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

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

GOKb Update Forum – Aug 10th

Data Enhancement Strategies and New Services

Open Library Community Forum:
GOKb Update Forum
Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500 GMT
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Please come join the Open Library Community Forum!

Speakers will discuss the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb), which is an open data repository for publication information about electronic resources. In this forum, facilitated by the Open Library Environment (OLE), attendees can ask questions about GOKb’s current data enhancement strategy, learn about potential new services built on the FOLIO platform, and how they can participate as GOKb partners.

Attendees are encouraged to post their questions for an interactive discussion. Come with your questions about GOKb!

SPEAKERS:
Kristen Wilson, Associate Head of Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University
Jennifer Solomon, GOKb Editor, North Carolina State University

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

The Open Library Community Forum is governed by the Open Library Community Forum Code of Conduct.

A recording of this Forum will be made available on the Open Library Environment website.

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

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

OLE Announces the release of 2.0

We are pleased to announce the release of OLE 2.0.  This release brings many changes available for download from our Download page.

Fund codes have been introduced in 2.0.  Instead of remembering complex accounting strings, staff can type in a simple fund code and the system will fill in the information.  Cross document searching has been applied to OLE’s Search Workbench along with the application of SOLR 4.  Another key feature for the 2.0 development is the migration to Drools for Circulation policies.  Drools can manage the complexity of library rules without performance suffering.  Additional development toward Electronic Resource Management provides a more thoroughly integrated E-Resource record, a Platform record and methods to associate vendors with the E-Resource record.  Additional details of the OLE 2.0 release and the user documentation is available on our OLE Published Documentation wiki page.

On the Download page, you will also find a link to download the source code.  Additional changes for 2.0 involve the backend of the project.  The OLE project has moved from SVN to GitHub and an official contribution process has been incorporated.  The project team is in the process of combining all prior Jira projects into one, simplifying and streamlining the workflow and processes of development.

The OLE Project Community is currently focusing its efforts of OLE functionality for two releases.  2.1 (and beyond) that will include a revision to batch importing of bibs, orders, and invoices as well as bug fixes, and 3.0.   Release 3.0 (target date Q2 2016) will include supporting MARC holdings records and authority control, cloning of bibliographic records, a bursar API, and the ability to place requests at the title level.

Mellon Grant Continues Support of Open-Source Library System

Duke University has received a $1.165 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the continued development of an open-source integrated library system.

Known as OLE, for Open Library Environment, it is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries to manage and deliver scholarly information. Three OLE Partners—Lehigh University, the University of Chicago, and SOAS at the University of London—have already implemented OLE in their library operations. The grant will support the further development, refinement, and adoption of the system by a broader group of public and private institutions.

– See more at: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2016/02/04/mellon-grant-continues-support-of-open-source-library-system/#sthash.Wb0Ml1uj.dpuf