FOLIO Launches Fameflower Release

Open Source Project Release Focuses on App Development and Integration

PHILADELPHIA — May 19, 2020 — FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.

The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service™ customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features. Platform improvements include:

• Matching and replacing inventory/MARC records with import along with import of holdings and items
• Ability to export single and batches of records which includes the creation of record lists with improved filtering. Export of Accounting vouchers.
• Improved Keyboard navigation & UI improvements
• Renewal and export of agreements. License term comparisons.
• Improved searching and filtering of vendors
• Orders and invoicing in non-default currencies and order cloning. Improved receiving and check-in.
• Custom fields for user records
• KBART import Management and display of non-serial resources in agreements
• Custom labels, acquisition/access status for eHoldings
• eUsage – improved harvesting management and ability to download stored reports
• Improved call number support and item record sorting for inventory
• Course Reserves

Jesse Koennecke, Chair of the FOLIO Product Council and Director, Acquisitions and E-Resource Licensing Services, Cornell University Libraries from the FOLIO Community says the Fameflower Release demonstrates FOLIO’s commitment to library innovation. “The release gives librarians many features that collectively show a vast amount of development in FOLIO that has occurred during a single quarter. Many of these features, developed by librarians for librarians are not available with traditional ILS vendors and are designed to improve staff workflows.”

The FOLIO open source project provides libraries of all sizes with choice when selecting an LSP or building library services beyond traditional functionality. Built on a microservices architecture, the FOLIO platform ensures that components can be readily developed or replaced in new releases as technologies and requirements evolve.

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FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to

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