Published: Oct. 12, 2022

The University Libraries has contracted with Index Data to provide a suite of services for the implementation of the Future of Libraries is Open (FOLIO) project. The Libraries plan to adopt FOLIO, an open-source, community-based Library Services Platform, in 2023. 

“The University Libraries are living up to our mission of supporting student and faculty success and developing open models of access,” said Robert H. McDonald, dean of libraries and senior vice provost of online education. “By adopting FOLIO, we are participating in a global effort to secure sustainable and affordable software for our libraries.”

The services provided by Index Data will include processes to ensure the transition to FOLIO will be as smooth and uneventful as possible. This includes project management services such as workflow analysis and usage planning and subject matter expert training.

“I’m very excited that we can sign this contract with Index Data,” said Paul Moeller, FOLIO product owner and lead of the Libraries Digitization, Description and Discovery Services Team. “They have a proven record of FOLIO launches, having recently supported Lehigh University and the University of Chicago in their efforts.”

Index Data specializes in creating software tools for libraries and has been one of the lead architects and developers for FOLIO, since its inception in 2016. The Libraries previously contracted with Index Data to assist with the migration of data to FOLIO.