Library staff recently selected FOLIO Library Services Platform to replace the current system used to manage day-to-day operations, including ordering items, circulating materials, and even the Library Catalog. A big attraction of FOLIO is that it’s an open-source platform run by the library community—FOLIO stands for the “future of libraries is open”—which means we won’t be tied to one vendor and will be able to participate in the development of new apps and features. Lafayette is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make the migration, which is now in its early stages. The first steps will involve behind-the-scenes operations; users won’t see any obvious changes until sometime this summer, when changes to WebBridge are likely.
For more information, see the recent press release from EBSCO.