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.

FOLIO Timeline

The FOLIO Implementation Team (FIT) has been reviewing our criteria for determining when we will go live with FOLIO. Go-live is when FOLIO becomes our system of record for all primary functions and we discontinue use of Aleph. Some of our fellow early adopters have reached their established decision point for go-live by July 2019 and the required features are not fully developed. Most have pushed back their go-live date to July 2020 in order to stay aligned with their fiscal year start.

FIT is reviewing the list of go-live features and determining a date by which those features need to be functional in advance of go-live. The goal is to choose a software release by which we would need to have functionality developed in order to go live up to 6 months later. We are currently looking to asses the software releases in  Q3 (October 2019) and Q4 (January 2020) for required functionality.  This would provide a implementation window with a go-live date in the Summer of 2020.