*Come to Netspeed and learn about a disruptive new Open Source Library
Platform that's changing how libraries look at LSPs!Netspeed 2018 - October
11 & 12, Sherwood Park, ABProgram Spotlight: FOLIO track on Netspeed Day 1,
brought to you by EBSCO and the Open Library Foundation*

The Netspeed program is jam packed with great learning opportunities for
library staff, managers, and leaders. Today, we're highlighting the FOLIO
track, a three part series on the FOLIO Open Source Library Platform.

There is a new disruptive project to develop an open source library
services platform (LSP) as a collaborative effort between libraries and
vendors. FOLIO aims to redefine library services and create new innovations
based on the goals of libraries. By building on libraries’ current needs,
leveraging librarians’ expertise and utilizing vendors’ capacity and
velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, building on current
services and redefining the role libraries play within their institutions.
FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology
available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing through a
collaboration with vendors, who will provide needed services to make
adoption possible.

The FOLIO track will feature an introduction to the basics of the platform,
an explanation from Cornell University on their plans to implement FOLIO as
their new library services platform, and a technical overview from Stacks,
an Edmonton-based FOLIO partner.

The FOLIO track will take place on Day 1 of Netspeed, with three unique
back-to-back sessions taking place from 2 to 5 pm.

To learn what will be covered in each of these sessions, click here to see
the full FOLIO Track description.

*Ready to register for Netspeed? Click here to visit the website and get
your spot today! <>*

SPECIAL GROUP REGISTRATION RATE: If your library or institution is
registering five or more people, you may qualify for a group discount! For
details, please contact Nela at [log in to unmask] .

We look forward to seeing you in October!
*Lauren Sergy, MLIS*
*Communications Strategist*
The Alberta Library
#700, 10707-100 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3M1 <>
t: 780.414.0805 x 230

*The Alberta Library would like to respectfully acknowledge that our member
institutions are situated on Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 territory and
the Métis Nation of Alberta homelands.*