FOLIO (The Future Of Libraries Is Open) 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. In July 2022, the Five Colleges Consortium will move backend operations from the current Five Colleges library system (Aleph) to FOLIO. We will also retire the separate Five Colleges Libraries Catalog search interface and consolidate the discovery and access of library materials in Discover. As of July 2022, users will need to use Discover rather than the old catalog when searching for library items.
This change will benefit library users in several ways:
The Five Colleges Libraries Council decided to move from our existing library system to a new system for the following reasons: