Recording Available for the 5C Bib Merge Open House

The 5C Bib Merge Working Group Open House recording and chat script are now available. Below you will find those links along with links shared during the discussion.

We are asking for help with reviewing note fields. Some of the reports for the 5XX have to be downloaded. If you experience issues, contact the working group. Please note that it is not necessary to use a $5 for every single note field. This only pertains to a note MARC tag that allows a subfield 5 and where the information needs to be associated to a particular resource and institution. In contrast, we are asking that institutions set aside the use of local fields 9XX, X9X, XX9. The exceptions are 019 for the old OCLC number and 099 for local call number. For more guidance on these and other fields, see our Shared Bib guidelines. If you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact the working group via Slack or email.

5C Bib Record Merge Open House: May 29, 2020

The Record Merge Working Group invites you to an open house on May 29, 2020. The purpose of this open house is to update the 5C community on the working group’s activities and present decisions made thus far by the working group for comment and review by the community. This open house is open to everyone. We encourage you to join us in particular those who have a stake in our future shared bibliographic environment.


  • Day: Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 -2:30 pm
  • Zoom


Presentation Slides for Open House: Please note that we are still working on the slides at this time.

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • Review of Record Merge Recommendations of What is in Scope and Relationship to Migration
  • Brief Introduction to the Backstage Library Works Dedup Profile
  • Comment and Review of Working Group’s Decisions on 5C Shared Bibliographic Guidelines & Procedures
  • Discussion: Clean-up projects

Working Draft Documentation:

The following are the working documents of the working group.


Jennifer Eustis

On Behalf of the Working Group

Folio Timeline Update January 2020

As mentioned in previous post the Five College libraries are adjusting our  FOLIO implementation timeline based on the pace of software development in the FOLIO community and local considerations.  The bottom line is that we will be implementing a suite of features in FOLIO related to the management of e-resources during the summer of 2020.  The goal for entire suite of FOLIO apps will be summer of 2021.

For more information you can watch a presentation on the Five College Folio Timeline or if you would to have a copy of the slides from the presentation it is available here.

Please let me or any member of the Folio Implementation Team (FIT) know if you have any questions.

Principles in Action

Additional functionality: Once core functionality is established, improvements, and additional functionality can be explored and prioritized. 

As we start to see FOLIO coming to life, it’s natural to get excited about all the cool new things we can imagine: leveraging linked data, integrating with external systems, resource sharing, and more. Our principle regarding the importance of establishing core functionality reminds us to keep our eyes on the prize. Maintaining a manageable scope to the project is key to a successful implementation for early adopters. There will be time to innovate after go-live.