FERM-ing up a Strategy for Consortial System Adoption: The Five College Consortium & FOLIO eResource Management
Received 2021-06-21
Accepted 2021-12-09
Published 2021-12-22
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The Five Colleges are committed early implementers of FOLIO and beta adopters of EBSCO’s implementation and hosting services. We implemented the Agreements, eHoldings, Users, and Organizations apps in FOLIO during the summer of 2020 and will go-live on apps to replace our ILS by summer of 2022. Implementing the Agreements, eHoldings, Users, and Organizations apps took a significant amount of work as the management of this information and content has never been centralized or shared until now in our consortia. In this article we chronicle our path to build trust, construct a common understanding of methodology and terminology, and how we successfully migrated during a global pandemic.  



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