How to “Invent” with FOLIO

Event: How to invent things that meet challenges in libraries
Time: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
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Everyone is not an inventor, but with the help of the user experience (UX) driven design method, everyone can learn how they can help improve and innovate the way libraries work in the future. This down-to-earth and practical method is what is being used to design and develop FOLIO to be a system that addresses real library challenges. We would like to share it with as many people as possible to let library professionals invent solutions for workflow challenges in their local institutions. The solutions could be apps or plugins for FOLIO, but they do not have to be: The principles of the UX driven design method can be used more generally to create solutions that are more low-tech — the focus is on creating solutions.

The starting point for the way the FOLIO system not only looks and feels — but what it does and how it does it — is based on researching library workflows and iterating over solution ideas with library professionals until a practical and good solution is reached. This process can be divided into 6 steps:

  1. Spot a problem
  2. Find the cause of the problem
  3. Ask questions
  4. Ideate
  5. Test your solution
  6. Adapt or restart

In this forum, Filip will help library professionals utilize this method to invent things that meet challenges in libraries and turn their workflow frustrations into useful solutions.

SPEAKERS: Filip Jakobsen, UX lead, FOLIO; CEO & founder, Samhæng

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

FOLIO Roadmap Update

Event: FOLIO Roadmap Update
Time: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
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The FOLIO platform continues on a fast development track. In this forum, you will hear an update on the roadmap for releasing version 1 of the platform and see a live demo of the components of the system now in place. Hear Harry Kaplanian present the short, medium and long term project goals and deliverables. Watch FOLIO developer Kurt Nordstrom give a demonstration of the platform as it exists today and take advantage of the opportunity to ask Harry and Kurt questions about the project and its progress.

Paula Sullenger will discuss onboarding new FOLIO participants, including how to register for community updates, navigate through the various communication channels and find information about FOLIO.

Rachel Fadlon will highlight outcomes of recent FOLIO in-person meetups and discuss the process for organizations to host their own meetup.

SPEAKERS:

  • Harry Kaplanian, Senior Director of Product Management, Software Services at EBSCO Information Services
  • Kurt Nordstrom, Software Engineer at Index Data
  • Paula Sullenger, Assoc. Dean for Information Resources, Texas A&M University
  • Rachel Fadlon, Marketing Manager, SaaS, EBSCO Information Services

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 FOLIOForum Code of Conduct.

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

The “Kabalog”

Event: The “Kabalog”
Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at
11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
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FOLIO is emerging into a world where there is a growing need to support a broadening spectrum of resources, expressed in a widening variety of metadata representations and formats. At the same time, organizations are being asked to reduce the effort involved in describing and managing the resources a library makes available.

In this forum, Marc will talk about the conversations that the FOLIO community have been having around the challenges and opportunities for resource and metadata management, and will share the current thinking on how we hope to embrace the potential of future approaches whilst supporting where we are now to provide the ability to incrementally migrate.

SPEAKER:

  • Marc Johnson, software developer at Knowledge Integration

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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.

Onboarding Community Developers

Event: Onboarding Community FOLIO Developers
Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at
11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT

In this recording, Matt Connolly from Cornell University follows a path to installing FOLIO components that is now deprecated and the new process is much simpler.  We recommend new developers follow the FOLIO Developers Curriculum if they intend to see how all of the pieces fit together and start developing new modules.  Alternatively, developers can use the pre-built Vagrant boxes to see the current state of FOLIO development without needing to build all of the individual components.

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Calling all software developers!

Are you a software developer interested in contributing to FOLIO?  Are you just curious about this project and what participation might entail?  Everyone is welcome!  No commitment is necessary.

At this FOLIO Forum you will:

  • Learn about the FOLIO project and its structure
  • Learn about the various tools being used by the developers
  • Learn how to install the FOLIO platform on your development computer
  • Learn how to locate tasks that are available to be worked on

There will be plenty of time for questions.

PRESENTERS

  • Jakub Skoczen – Index Data, FOLIO Technical Project Manager
  • Holly Mistlebauer – Cornell University, OLE Project Manager
  • Matt Connolly – Cornell University, OLE FOLIO Developer

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.

Design Your Own FOLIO App


Event: Design Your Own FOLIO App—No Need to be a Programmer
Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
Recording Available Here

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For all subject matter experts, idea people and service designers interested in FOLIO: You can now start to mock-up your own interactive prototypes of apps for the FOLIO platform and share them with the community. No programming skills required!

In this forum, Filip Jakobsen will demonstrate how to create an interactive prototype using the prototyping tool proto.io. Filip will walk participants through the process of building a prototype that feels like a real product and will explain how to share apps with the community. The forum will include opportunities for questions and commentary from attendees.

SPEAKER

  • Filip Jakobsen –  UX and Interaction Designer, SAMHÆNG

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.

FOLIO Technical Review Team Report

Event: FOLIO Technical Review Team Report
Time: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
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In mid-September 2016, the OLE Board convened the FOLIO Technical Review Team to perform an independent review of the FOLIO Platform to determine its viability as a library services development platform. The findings of this review, completed in December 2016, informed the OLE Board decision to commit development teams to work in FOLIO. The process that the team took provides an objective review of the platform from the perspective of architecture, development, and operations.

In this forum, members of the Team will discuss their process, analysis, and findings. Additionally, the forum will include discussions with the lead developer from Index Data on progress the development team has made since the report was issued. This forum should be of interest to anyone considering developing in FOLIO. The forum will include opportunities for questions and commentary from attendees.

SPEAKERS

  • Michelle Suranofsky – Lehigh University
  • Chris Manly – Cornell University
  • Jakub Skoczen – Index Data

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.

FOLIO Roadmap

Event: FOLIO Roadmap
Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00AM EST / 1600 GMT
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FOLIO is on a fast development track with the public announcement of the project in June and the opening of the code in August. Subject matter experts, developers, and strategists are now working to bring the first applications to the platform next year. What does the long term path for FOLIO development look like?  What is the development status of the first applications and the short term goals?  How might you be able to get involved? Come hear Harry Kaplanian present the short, medium and long term milestones along the FOLIO roadmap.

SPEAKERS:

  • Harry Kaplanian, Senior Director of Product Management, Software Services at EBSCO Information Services

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.

Primer on FOLIO Code

This Forum was held on September 21st. If you missed it or just want to listen to it again, the recording is here.

Please join us for the next forum on Integrating the Library into New Methods of Research.


Event: Primer on FOLIO Code
Time: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:00AM EDT / 1500GMT
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For developers interested in working with FOLIO, this webinar is a primer on how to engage with the FOLIO code. The webinar will be light on presentation and leave more time for open questions-and-answers.

The presentation portion will cover two main topics. First, provide context around how the FOLIO platform provides integration points for module development and what that means for developing modules in FOLIO. Second, a look at how the platform pieces come together in the user interface to provide functionality to the end user. The presenters will be showing some code and data structures as well as the current user experience prototype.

SPEAKERS:

  • Jakub Skoczen, Architect and Developer at Index Data
  • Kurt Nordstrom, Software Engineer at Index Data
  • Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data

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 OLE (Open Library Environment) and is governed by the FOLIOForum 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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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).

FOLIO Developers Forum – 27-July

Open Library Community Forum:
FOLIO Developers Forum
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9 AM EDT / 1300 GMT

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Please come join the Open Library Community Forum!

The FOLIO community is pleased to announce the first FOLIO developer forum will be held on July 27th, 2016.  This webinar-style meeting will cover:

  • An introduction to the FOLIO project and its developers
  • An overview of the development approach, architecture, and roadmap
  • An introduction to the technologies used in the FOLIO platform
  • Getting started with coding for FOLIO
  • Plans for opening up the code repository and documentation in August
  • An open discussion of how developers might engage with FOLIO

A recording will be publicly posted and a second webinar will be held on July 28th as a question-and-answer session for those viewing the recording.  (The second session will not repeat the content of the first session.)  The recording of the question-and-answer session will also be posted.

Main Webinar
When: July 27, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:30am EDT
Location: WebEx
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Presenters include:

  • Sebastian Hammer: President and co-founder of Index Data. Sebastian describes his role as the chief strategist, creative person, consultant, requirements capturer, occasional innovator and cheerleader of the company.
  • Jakub Skoczen: Architect and Developer at Index Data. Jakub works on advanced user interface and metasearch technologies. He holds dual M.Sc degrees in computer science and software engineering.
  • Kurt Nordstrom: Software engineer at Index Data. Kurt is currently working to develop infrastructure for the FOLIO platform. He’s been involved in library software development since 2003. Native Texan stranded in the DC metro area. Husband of one, father of several. Currently holds the record for the biggest hair in Index Data.
  • Peter Murray: Open Source Community Advocate at Index Data. His current activities include building relationships among libraries, organizations, and service providers participating in the FOLIO open source library service platform project.

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 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).