Learn about FOLIO and VuFind during ALA CORE Week (July 25-30, 2021)


Index Data’s Ian Hardy joins Demian Katz from Villanova University on an exploration of FOLIO and VuFind.  VuFind is a highly flexible discovery layer. FOLIO is a powerful library services platform. Both are open source, built by libraries for libraries. This presentation will briefly introduce both packages, discuss how they can work together to enhance library services, and share the present state of integration work. After the presentation, there will be time for questions from the participants.  The session is on July 30, 2021, at noon Eastern U.S. time.  See the registration form for details.

Also on July 30, 2021, Index Data’s Wayne Schneider is part of a panel discussion for the MARC Formats Transition Interest Group.  Wayne will talk about Index Data’s work with the Library of Congress on MARC-BIBFRAME crosswalks. He will discuss the work done on capturing the mappings and the implementation of a set of open source tools to implement these crosswalks in any system.  The session is at 3:00pm Eastern U.S. time.  See the registration form for details.

During ALA CORE Week, the Open Source Systems interest group hosts a panel on FOLIO adoption.  In this one-hour panel discussion, representatives from three libraries will share their recent experience migrating to the new open source LSP, FOLIO. Each library will represent a different service provider (i.e., Index Data, EBSCO, and ByWater Solutions) that offers implementation services and ongoing support for FOLIO. Simmons University’s implementation of FOLIO using services from Index Data is among the panelists.  The speakers will discuss the challenges they faced during the implementation process and provide tips for future libraries that may be considering a future migration.  This session is on July 27, 2021, at 2:00pm Eastern U.S. time.  See the registration form for details.