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

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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

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.