Start of FOLIO library service platform at Leipzig University Library

After two years of preparation and development, Leipzig University Library put the open source Library Service Platform FOLIO into operation on June 11 2020. We have thus reached a further milestone in the use of open source software. From now on our electronic resources (i.e. e-journals, e-books and databases) will be managed with this innovative, self-hosted software. This makes us the second German library and the fifth library worldwide to use this future-oriented platform productively. Instances for other Saxon university libraries will be added in the course of the year.

FOLIO is a next generation Library Service Platform, characterized by a service-oriented software architecture, the use of APIs and other modern features. As the only open source platform, FOLIO allows both in-house development and the use of free or commercial applications. Libraries, library service providers and software companies worldwide work together to develop functionalities for both traditional and future-oriented library services. The Leipzig University Library has actively contributed to the functional range of FOLIO with the eUsage-App, an application that enables libraries to efficiently manage usage statistics on electronic resources.