The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform (LSP). The Honeysuckle Release includes platform updates and integration improvements in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.
FOLIO, which leverages expertise from libraries, developers and service providers, has built an open source LSP that is being implemented around the world.
The Honeysuckle Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a better user experience in the FOLIO platform. These enhancements include the circulation log that provides options for filtering, tracking of print resources and holding staff notes, eHoldings improvements that deliver an improved user interface and data import to help libraries advance their mapping and matching as well as the new ERM comparison app to compare packages and their content. Full list of improvements can be found in the Honeysuckle release at https://wiki.folio.org/x/8TEuAg.
The FOLIO open source project provides libraries of all sizes with choice when selecting an LSP. Academic institutions have taken a variety of pathways when moving to FOLIO, between full implementation to starting with electronic resource management (ERM) functionality before replacing an existing ILS or by leveraging FOLIO apps such as circulation and inventory.
As libraries continue to implement the FOLIO LSP, FOLIO developers ensure that components can be readily developed or replaced in new releases as technologies and requirements evolve. The next release will be the Iris Release, which is expected in March 2021. Information about the FOLIO Community and the upcoming releases can be found at https://wiki.folio.org.
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