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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

MSU-West Plains Joins the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project: Last week Dean Peters met with Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Dean of Academic Affairs at the MSU-West Plain campus. They agreed that both the Garnett Library on the West Plains campus and the Barbe Library on the Mountain Grove campus would participate in the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project. The search for a new Library Director for MSU-West Plains is underway, following the death of Sylvia Kuhlmeier. Once the new director is…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Implementation Advisory Working Groups

“First FOLIO at MSU” Implementation Advisory Working Groups

As the migration process moves forward, we’re excited to draw on the many skills and strengths of our Libraries team. For this purpose, the Steering Committee has created Implementation Advisory Working Groups (IAWGs), small specialized groups targeting crucial needs.  Currently, our IAWGs include: OpenAthens IAWG Chairs: Mark Arnold and Brooks Travis Members: Andrea Miller, Matt LaPage (EBSCO) Projects: Connection to existing University Identity Provider(s) Provisioning resources and configuring access Updating existing URLs in Library resources (e.g. PURLs) to Athenized links…

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Christopher Holly’s FOLIO Presentation at MPLA Conference

Christopher Holly’s FOLIO Presentation at MPLA Conference

Christopher Holly, Director of SaaS Innovation at EBSCO, presented and demonstrated FOLIO at the Mountain/Plains Library Association Conference in Albuquerque last Thursday. He demonstrated the Daisy release of FOLIO, which came out in September. The Edelweiss release should come out in December. FOLIO functionality includes electronic and physical Resource Management, Circ, Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reports. It also supports add-on apps, including non-ILS functionality. UIUC is designing some add-on apps for FOLIO; they presented at San Antonio User Group meeting last…

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Project Update: First FOLIO at MSU

Project Update: First FOLIO at MSU

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…

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Weekly Update: First FOLIO at MSU Project

Weekly Update: First FOLIO at MSU Project

The first of two planned open forums on the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project, also known colloquially as “Leaving MOBIUS,” was held on Tuesday afternoon, October 15th. Approximately 25 faculty and staff attended this session. Dean Peters presented a few slides that provided an overview of the situation and the project, then opened it up for a lively, wide-ranging discussion about library collections, access to other research collections, services, and systems.  Today (Thursday, October 17, 2019) there will be another…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

National Attention: Marshall Breeding is the recognized authority in librarianship about digital information systems. Recently he tweeted about the First FOLIO at MSU Project.  Two open forums about the First FOLIO at MSU Project are scheduled for next week in Room 101 of Duane G. Meyer Library, right off of the main lobby: Tuesday at 4:00 and Thursday at 2:00. Dean Tom Peters will provide a brief overview of the goals and impetuses for this large project, then open up…

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First FOLIO at MSU Project Updates

First FOLIO at MSU Project Updates

Here are some points of progress and pride during the first week of the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project: On Tuesday a press release about this major project was distributed. Responses to preliminary planning surveys from both EBSCO and OpenAthens are being completed and returned. Our responses will help these partners to prepare to implement their systems at MSU. Meetings with various libraries in the region and state are being arranged to discuss possible reciprocal borrowing agreements. Because the First…

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First FOLIO at Missouri State

First FOLIO at Missouri State

The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with EBSCO, one of the leading providers of research databases, e-journals, e-books, and discovery services to libraries, has undertaken a major project to upgrade its fundamental information systems.  Because the foundation of this project will be a new open-source software platform called FOLIO (the Future Of Libraries Is Open), and because the MSU Libraries will be one of the first libraries in the world to fully implement FOLIO with EBSCO, the project is…

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