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UMass Amherst Libraries migrate to new Library Services Platform – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 6/27/22

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According to Library Technology Guides “The Libraries (UMass Amhurst) will migrate back-end system operations from the current library system (ALEPH) to FOLIO at the end of June 2022. FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers, and vendors building an open source library services platform that supports traditional resource management functionality while also opening the door for innovation in an increasingly digital world. Our Five Colleges libraries will be the first consortium to fully implement FOLIO, and we are excited about the opportunities this forward-looking system will provide.


Library Technology Guides also reports that “OCLC and ALA Core, the newest division of the American Library Association, are partnering to provide free access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system...”


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