The vision behind FOLIO is to create a flexible and modular library system for humans, turbo-charged by machines. A system that is open source and is built through an open process in a collaboration between library staff, software designers and developers, and vendors.

FOLIO is more than a platform. It’s an ecosystem, a growing set of apps, a way of managing data, a hosting solution and a living community. Each of these core FOLIO concepts are outlined on the following pages. First up, the ecosystem: