Brooks Travis is attending, as Libraries-directed travel, the EBSCO Users Group for Academic Libraries meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Many of the sessions will focus on FOLIO, EDS, and OpenAthens. MSU recently entered into a three-year contract with EBSCO to implement these systems at MSU in 2020.
Last Thursday Tom Peters made a brief presentation about the First FOLIO at MSU Project at the monthly meeting of the MSU Faculty Senate. Several Senators asked questions about the project. Some concerns were expressed about the level of involvement by campus faculty in the decisions to implement these new systems, which, per the current MOBIUS bylaws, necessitate that MSU leave the MOBIUS library consortium.
Last Friday Tom Peters attended the MOBIUS Membership Meeting in Columbia, Missouri. At that meeting the Membership voted to change the MOBIUS bylaws so that, effective July 1, 2020, any member wishing to leave MOBIUS must notify the consortium a full fiscal year ahead of their departure. The bylaws also were changed, effective immediately, to implement an exit services fee to any member that chooses to leave the MOBIUS library consortium.