EBSCO Information Services and BibLibre Partner to Support Libraries Looking to Adopt FOLIO in France

~ Partnership with Open Source Service Provider Offers Libraries a Local Implementation and Support Option when Considering Adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 19, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BibLibre have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and BibLibre will work together to provide reliable hosting and local support services.

Currently, BibLibre supports libraries using Koha (ILS), Coral (ERM), Bokeh (portal) or Omeka (digital resources) in France and Europe. By supporting FOLIO libraries, BibLibre will help increase the adoption of this new platform and provide additional services to large academic libraries.

BibLibre Co-Owner Paul Poulain says it is the company’s vision to support open source solutions for libraries. “By partnering with EBSCO to build out FOLIO implementations and support those libraries who are adopting this new technology, we allow libraries to have more choice, more freedom and the support of expert companies.”

EBSCO and BibLibre are committed to developing modules that French academic institutions need, such as compliance with the French National Catalog (SUDOC). EBSCO’s Director of FOLIO Partnerships, Mark Allcock, says EBSCO explicitly seeks out well-regarded local vendors who can both implement and support FOLIO and build new applications and modules on the platform.

“EBSCO seeks to give libraries locally relevant applications, and local support, backed up by EBSCO’s hosting services. By partnering with BibLibre, we increase our ability to support libraries in France and enable libraries there to further benefit from a new open source software and local support.” EBSCO is working with service providers around the world to ensure that libraries have options when choosing their next library services platform while enabling libraries to work with the local providers they know and trust.

EBSCO supports FOLIO with funding, developers and project management as part of the FOLIO community. EBSCO also provides hosting services and support, as well as a variety of data integration services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP.

FOLIO is an open source platform created by a community of librarians, developers and vendors to support traditional ILS functionality with the ability to add additional value and services. The applications are modular and allow multiple vendors or libraries to contribute applications. More information is available at www.folio.org.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

About BibLibre
Founded in 2007, BibLibre is servicing libraries on Open source software. We select Open source software useful for libraries, we are involved in their development and propose an expertise on them: Koha and FOLIO (LMS), Bokeh (portal), Omeka (digital resources), Coral (ERMs) and a few others. We support more than 200 libraries, in France and in Europe, from the smallest (less than 2000 documents) to the largest university (more than 1.5M), either public, academic or specialized. Our team manage deployment, integration, data migration, training, support and hosting on a modern and dedicated private cloud. For more information, visit our website at: https://www.biblibre.com/en or contact sales@biblibre.com.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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