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MSU Library Contingent Attends WOLFCon 2020 at Texas A&M University

MSU Library Contingent Attends WOLFCon 2020 at Texas A&M University

On January 22nd through the 24, a contingent from the MSU Libraries, consisting of Brooks Travis (LIT Coordinator), Mark Arnold (Library Systems and Support Specialist), and Joshua Lambert (Head of Access Services), attended the 2020 World Open Library Foundation Conference (WOLFcon) on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The three-day conference featured over 50 sessions on FOLIO, the new library services platform (LSP) the MSU Libraries are going live with in June 2020, and provided an opportunity to…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates as of Dec. 19th

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates as of Dec. 19th

EDS Discovery Layer: The Discovery Layer Implementation Advisory Working Group is very close to finalizing the initial configuration of MSU’s new EDS Discovery Layer. The new link will “go live” early in January, as the first step in a phased implementation. Crystal Dicke will be giving demonstrations of the new discovery layer soon, and she will continue to gather feedback and suggestions. Project ReShare: The Open Library Foundation (OLF) has been working on a collaborative project to develop and deploy…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Project Updates

A schematic drawing (conceptual map infographic) of the entire project has been produced, to help everyone better understand how the various pieces of this massive project will communicate, share data and metadata, and work together to better serve the information needs of library users.  The faculty and staff of the MSU Libraries are testing and tweaking the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), the discovery layer that will be implemented early in 2020. Initially, only selected e-resources will be discoverable through the…

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First FOLIO Project Updates

First FOLIO Project Updates

Next Thursday several members of the First FOLIO Project Steering Committee will travel to West Plains to meet with staff members of Garnett Library on the campus of Missouri State University – West Plains about the upcoming implementation.  On Tuesday the first meeting of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Implementation Advisory Working Group was held. A test version is up and running and all of the configurable parameters are being reviewed. Soon we will have a link available for broader…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

On Monday Lindsey Taggart and Rachel Besara drove up to Warrensburg to meet with representatives of the University of Central Missouri Libraries, as well as with a representative from MALA, the Mid-America Library Alliance based in Independence, Missouri. Valuable discussions were had and connections were made regarding resource sharing, courier services, data migration between library services platforms and more.  Conversations will continue, with a possible visit from a group of UCM librarians to MSU. On Monday Tom Peters met with…

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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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