FOLIO Launches Orchid Release

~ Latest FOLIO Platform Update to Enhance Acquisitions, Data Import, and Circulation ~

PHILADELPHIA — May 30, 2023 — The FOLIO Open Source Community has launched the fifteenth named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform (LSP). The Orchid Release updates existing apps and features, including acquisitions, data import, circulation, and more.

The Orchid Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a better user experience in the FOLIO platform. These improvements include:

  • Acquisitions: New “Version History” feature displays the history of edits for the Order and Order line records
  • Data Import: Import orders in MARC format
  • Circulation: Updates to lost item processing fees and fines to support actual cost
  • Cataloging: Manual authority control and new reporting functionality
  • Agreements: Usability enhancements in the user interface and search enhancements for the internal knowledge base

In addition to the updates mentioned above, there are continued improvements to OAI-PMH, ERM, INN-Reach, bulk edits, and other platform enhancements.

Director of Technical Services at the University of Chicago and Co-Chair of the FOLIO Product Council, Kristin Martin, explains the importance of a progressive LSP that meets every library’s needs. “To keep up with evolving library workflows, FOLIO is committed to evolving with them. As more libraries implement the LSP, FOLIO developers are ready to enhance or replace platform components to meet their unique needs. The Orchid Release exemplifies FOLIO’s commitment to listening to its members and offering the enhancements that greatly improve their experience.”

Information about the FOLIO Community and the upcoming releases can be found at Details on the complete list of improvements in the Orchid Release can be found at the FOLIO Wiki.


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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