FOLIO

FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform. It supports both print and electronic resource management and can be extended into other institutional areas, such as open-access management.

FOLIO places librarians at the center, allowing institutions to have a direct voice in how the product is developed and governed. Through its microservices, API-first design, FOLIO allows for unprecedented integration between enterprise and local systems. Keep the same Discovery Layer to minimize patron impact, or choose an entirely new front-end system... it's up to you!

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ByWater Support & Services

We strongly believe that the services we bring to the table along with the talent our organization attracts will make us the best-suited service partner for your institution as you implement and make the most of FOLIO.

Services Provided:

  • Comprehensive data migration and implementation support
  • Education and training tailored for your staff
  • Integration with your campus systems
    • regular patron imports from PeopleSoft, Banner, and more
    • single sign-on integration with campus authentication
    • fee/fine export to the Bursar
  • Surfacing materials through the Discovery layer of your choice
  • Unfettered access to your data through our Metabase reporting and analytics interface
  • Entree into the FOLIO community at the level that works for you

Unlimited, 24/7 ByWater-grade support (the best in the business!)

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Meet the Team

Ian Walls

Ian Walls

FOLIO Implementation Lead

Ian Walls

Ian Walls

FOLIO Implementation Lead

Ian earned his MLIS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2008. He joined ByWater Solutions in 2010, supporting hundreds of libraries, developed new features for Koha, and provided on-site training for several of the company's partners. After a few years working as the Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ian has returned to ByWater to lead the FOLIO Division and support partners on this exciting new open source Library Service Platform.

Jessica Beno

Jessica Beno

Data Migration Librarian

Jessica Beno

Jessica Beno

Data Migration Librarian

Jessica received her BA from St. Xavier University and her MLIS from Dominican University’s School of Library and Information Science. She has worked for historical societies, museums, and archives across Chicagoland, but it was in her role as a corporate digital asset management associate where she developed her passion for data organization. It was with this passion and her love of libraries that she decided to continue her career as a migration librarian for ByWater Solutions. In her free time, Jessica enjoys staying active and spending her days outdoors.

Jessie Zairo

Jessie Zairo

Director of Library Sales and Outreach

Jessie Zairo

Jessie Zairo

Director of Library Sales and Outreach

Jessie has both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Library Science; receiving her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Her previous experience as a Law Librarian and as Member Services Coordinator for an 18 county library consortium in Florida provided her with the opportunity to work and train with libraries of all sizes and types. Her primary professional interests are advocacy, outreach and training library staff on everything from technology to project management and customer service techniques. In her spare time she is an avid runner, traveler, outdoors lover and crafter.