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Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [May 14, 2024]

Seton Hall University Libraries Select EBSCO FOLIO

Ipswich, MA -- May 14, 2024. The Seton Hall University Libraries (SHU) will transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). SHU Libraries will undergo phased implementation and is expected to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2025.

The mission of the SHU Libraries is to create and implement tools that are easy to use, suit researchers' needs and can work with their current and prospective library systems. EBSCO FOLIO joins in this mission to aid the university in implementing the open-source LSP, marrying openness and accessibility with the innovation and collaboration that make up the FOLIO platform.

FOLIO works seamlessly with existing solutions, streamlining workflows and providing ease of access and better innovative possibilities for the University Libraries. Through FOLIO's customizable architecture, the University Libraries will be free to choose applications for its unique system while avoiding their previous ILS's forced packages and predetermined workflows. As existing and active users of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens, FOLIO presented itself as the most practical option for the Libraries. Using OpenAthens with EDS provides SHU Libraries' end users with a complete solution that joins library resources with seamless access anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Seton Hall University Libraries Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Collection Services, Sharon Ince, says the decision to switch to FOLIO will help streamline their workflows significantly. "We needed to find a solution to address impasses, especially those surrounding automated acquisitions and ERM workflows. Since both solutions are built natively within FOLIO, we felt confident switching to the open LSP with EBSCO's support."

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation, Andrew Nagy, says FOLIO will complement SHU Libraries' existing solutions for a more streamlined experience. "The array of solutions and services that FOLIO can accommodate helps meet the unique needs of every library. Seton Hall University's choice to adopt FOLIO with EBSCO FOLIO's expertise in hosting and support will give them the freedom and ease to pick, choose, and create the best workflow solutions for the institution while saving valuable time and resources. By combining the backend expertise and care of our highly-trained EBSCO FOLIO teams with the unparalleled frontend discovery and authentication experience of EDS and OpenAthens, EBSCO will offer the best of both worlds for SHU as they strive to provide a better research experience for their end users."

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.


Summary: The Seton Hall University Libraries will transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. SHU Libraries will undergo phased implementation and is expected to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2025.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 14, 2024
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: FOLIO
Libraries: Seton Hall University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30086/seton-hall-university-libraries-select-ebsco-folio

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