LIANZA WEBINAR - EBSCO FOLIO
Tuesday November 2 @ 1PM
Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa has become the first library in Oceania to begin transitioning to the open FOLIO Library Services Platform, with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services.
FOLIO, an open source project, aims to reimagine library software through a unique collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors. It moves beyond the traditional library management system to a new paradigm, where apps are built on an open platform, providing libraries more choice and delivering new services to users.
Associate University Librarian, Resources and Technology, Tim Darlington says the FOLIO adoption allows the library to leverage its existing services. “Because Massey is already using EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCO Holdings and Link Management, patrons will retain a sense of continuity alongside the improvements the new platform will bring.”
Tim will share at this webinar why Massey chose FOLIO and what the library hopes to get out of it.
This webinar will be of interest to public, tertiary and special libraries.
Read more about EBSCO Folio: https://www.ebsco.com/news-center/press-releases/massey-university-adopts-folio-with-EBSCO-FOLIO
This webinar will be recorded and made available on https://lianza.org.nz/professional-development/lianza-webinars
Tim Darlington, Associate University Librarian, Resources & Technology
I’ve spent much of my professional career at Massey University Library, having worked there twice, first as Electronic Services Librarian and later as Digital Services Manager and now AUL. In one of those weird twists of fate, the two times were separated by working in a US military library in Kuwait from 2004 to 2006 as a civilian contractor for the wildly misnamed Operation Iraqi Freedom. In another of those weird twists of fate, my cushy path to retirement has been trashed by a late move to put Massey on the bleeding edge of library system technology via implementation of a new-from-scratch system with no existing Australasian customers.
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