FOLIO is an entirely new LSP, the first to be launched in over 10 years. FOLIO provides a community collaboration of libraries, vendors and developers, coming together to build an open-source library services platform.
FOLIO moves beyond the traditional integrated library system (ILS), allowing anyone to build on its core functionality or extend the platform through development of applications that deliver new services. FOLIO supports both core applications and extensible modules utilizing a microservices architecture that encourages both flexibility and innovation.
FOLIO supports core library management functionality across domains including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions and electronic resource management. FOLIO functionality is comprised of apps, which support the various tasks within each domain. Because the platform uses smaller, modular apps, libraries benefit from easier updates and faster development.