In selecting FOLIO, the university staff highlighted the factors that influenced the decision to move to FOLIO.
- FOLIO is the first newly built library services platform in nearly 10 years, so it uses the latest applications technologies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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