Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa to Adopt FOLIO Library Services Platform with Hosting from EBSCO Information Services

New Zealand University Becomes the First in Oceania to Move to the FOLIO Open Source Platform

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Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa (Massey) in New Zealand is adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting and service support from EBSCO through EBSCO FOLIO.

In selecting FOLIO, the university staff highlighted the factors that influenced the decision to move to FOLIO.

  1. FOLIO is the first newly built library services platform in nearly 10 years, so it uses the latest applications technologies.
  2. There are large-scale changes under way in library collection metadata. FOLIO is built from scratch to be data-format agnostic and make use of open linked data, which library staff expects to give it an advantage in the future as the library profession moves beyond MARC.
  3. Selecting FOLIO hosted and supported by EBSCO gives libraries an easy introduction to open source, by providing many of the benefits of open source (transparency, community-driven development, the ability to build library-specific system functionality) while retaining the security and assurance of hosting and support by a trusted vendor.
  4. Moving to FOLIO allows the library to take advantage of close integrations between the library services platform and existing library resources.

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Kamila Rogowska-Swircz

Marketing Manager CEE, EBSCO