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Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [June 17, 2024]

Columbia University selects FOLIO as new LSP with EBSCO FOLIO's support

Columbia University
Columbia University

Ipswich, MA -- June 17, 2024. The Columbia University Libraries joins the growing number of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with the support of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO will provide comprehensive hosting, implementation and support services to transition Columbia Libraries from the existing Voyager system to FOLIO.

Columbia will join several notable ARL members who use EBSCO FOLIO Services, including Cornell University, the Library of Congress, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Georgia, and more. The Libraries will receive implementation and support services from EBSCO FOLIO's Migration Teams to ensure a smooth transition from the initial strategizing stage to a successful go-live. EBSCO FOLIO is intended to support any institution's unique needs and requirements, providing flexible features, scalable options and adaptable configurations that can be adjusted to fit varying workflow, budget and resource scenarios. Columbia will leverage FOLIO's open system to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and services, including the Libraries' Blacklight-based CLIO Unified Discovery service.

Columbia University Libraries will leverage dynamic analytics visuals from the Panorama analytics platform to complement the flexibility and customization of FOLIO, giving insights into the Libraries' vast print and electronic resource usage. This insight will enable the Libraries to monitor and optimize their collection development for better patron visibility and usage, including default dashboards, COUNTER statistics automatically harvested, onboarding, and customer support. The Libraries will also continue utilizing GOBI Library Solutions as their preferred e-books, print books and workflow services provider, which will seamlessly integrate into their FOLIO platform.

These open approaches will help us to drive innovation, foster collaboration and deliver enhanced services. We look forward to working with EBSCO in this important transition and in helping us take advantage of the flexibility and extensibility of FOLIO's open system.

Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University

"We are thrilled to be joining the FOLIO community and adopting open technologies that promote transparency and collaboration in the greater library community," said Columbia Vice Provost and University Librarian, Ann Thornton. "These open approaches will help us to drive innovation, foster collaboration and deliver enhanced services. We look forward to working with EBSCO in this important transition and in helping us take advantage of the flexibility and extensibility of FOLIO's open system."

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation, Andrew Nagy, said EBSCO FOLIO's goal is to support libraries transitioning to the FOLIO platform and save their library staff time and effort. "We are delighted to assist Columbia University in transitioning to FOLIO as its new Library Services Platform. Our mission is to offer libraries of all scales, including those as prominent as Columbia, the support they need to enhance their own workflows while continuing to serve their users. By assisting Columbia in this transition and helping them integrate with the FOLIO open-source community, we can begin to leverage their expertise and great knowledge to help grow the innovation that FOLIO delivers to libraries."

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

About Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries is a globally-recognized academic research library, serving one of the world's most important centers of research and learning. The Libraries build, sustain and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating unique opportunities for users to encounter global thought. Columbia has collections spanning over 15 million volumes, seven million online electronic resources, almost 300,000 feet of manuscripts and archives, over 150,000 maps, and over 1.2 million graphic and audio-visual materials.


Summary: The Columbia University Libraries joins the growing number of Association of Research Libraries member institutions to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with the support of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will provide comprehensive hosting, implementation and support services to transition Columbia Libraries from the existing Voyager system to FOLIO.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:June 17, 2024
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: FOLIO
Libraries: Columbia University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30219/columbia-university-selects-folio-as-new-lsp-with-ebsco-folios-support

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