FOLIO - Fostering Creative Collaboration to Sustain Open [Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship Discussion Group]
The FOLIO project (https://www.folio.org/) is an open source software initiative striving to achieve an extensible, modular, and purpose-built, library services platform. It is also an experiment in community organization -- one that focuses on sustainable technical infrastructure and deep engagement between non-profit institutions and commercial agencies that has developed and matured in tandem with the software development effort. This unorthodox pairing of commercial and non-commercial partners presents a novel concept and unique opportunity for resourcing an open-source effort.
This talk will explore the opportunities inherent in creative collaborations and discuss potential directions for FOLIO beyond core library management services (e.g. teaching & learning, institutional research, etc.). We will explore the benefits of engagement to achieve interesting and innovative technology solutions, particularly the inclusion of subject matter experts to define specifications and partner with technical staff. One of the team members from OLE (Open Library Environment, https://www.openlibraryenvironment.org/), Ginny Boyer, will lead the discussion and pose the question: What advantages does this offer libraries as well as researchers over time?
Munch & Mull is a Libraries-based discussion group that holds weekly, informal, brown-bag lunch conversations around issues, projects, methods, and trends in digital scholarship. All are welcome!
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