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This site holds documentation about the FOLIO project in general and the work of the Special Interest Groups.
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For more information on the Open Library Environment and the Open Library Foundation and their relationship to FOLIO, see FOLIO Organizational Relationships.
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FOLIO Communication Spaces
There are several avenues for keeping up with FOLIO development. Join the community at https://www.folio.org/ and sign up for the “Community Updates” for a monthly newsletter with updates and events announcements. You can browse this wiki without signing up but to participate via the wiki you must first sign up for issues.folio.org, then use the same login information here. Details for these and other options may be found on the FOLIO Communication Spaces page.
FOLIO Community Council
The FOLIO Community Council, initially formed in March 2021, has the following charter:
To foster a healthy, productive community ecosystem, policy, and collaboration for the FOLIO project.
It plays 2 key roles. Firstly to ensure the community is strong and healthy, which can include recruiting, marketing and many external facing activities. Secondly, this council is responsible for the smooth operation of community activities, including coordinating with other councils, and ensuring the community is collaborative and inclusive. It is the highest level organizational body within FOLIO project.
FOLIO Product Council
The FOLIO Product Council, also called the SIG of SIGS, will act on behalf of the FOLIO Community to express and champion priorities in the development of the FOLIO Library Service Platform. Any questions, suggestions, concerns or ideas about the development of the FOLIO LSP can be raised through the Product Council (aka PC).
FOLIO's Vision, Strategic Objectives and Initiatives
These are intended to serve several purposes:
- Help set context and a direction for the project so that more detailed tactical planning can be done in alignment with strategic goals
- Provide a structure for the project’s community to periodically reassert its strategic goals and intentions
- Allow the community to have a single, shared understanding of where we want FOLIO to go in the future
These will be reviewed and updated regularly by the community.
FOLIO's Governance Model
The FOLIO Governance Model was developed over the course of 18 months (July 2019 through December 2020) and is being rolled out in 2021. The model allows organizations to be recognized as members whether they commit to paying dues or donating the time of people to do the work needed to create and sustain FOLIO. It allows all participants in the community to select council members. Please see the wiki page for more details.
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Special Interest Groups
A Special Interest Group (SIG) consists of practitioners from libraries and services providers that are interested in contributing to a specific functional area of the FOLIO platform. The currently active SIGs are:
Other Related Groups
How to join in the work of a SIG
SIGs are open to anyone, and details about each SIG can be found at the links above. Once there, look for these places to participate:
- The SIG's public discussion category on Discuss. Look for the "Communications Channels" in the SIG's home page right sidebar.
- The SIG's Slack channel. More information on joining Slack, see the FOLIO Communications Spaces document.
- Most SIGs hold a periodic meeting on Zoom. Look for the "Meetings" heading in the SIG's home page right sidebar.
- Contact the SIG's convener(s). Look for the "SIG Convener" heading in the SIG's home page right sidebar.
Creating a SIG
FOLIO Special Interest Groups can be suggested by anyone. See the Special Interest Groups page for more information.
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