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FOLIO Forum – FOLIO Innovation Grants

30 Oct '18

October 31, 2018

In 2017 and 2018, EBSCO sponsored FOLIO Innovation Challenge award of between $5,000 and $20,000 to libraries based on the innovative solutions they propose that advance technology for libraries. Today, libraries are reporting on the grants:

  • A reserve waitlist service notifying patrons when a reserve item is available for pick-up (University of Illinois)
  • An equipment loan form for circulating digital cameras, audio records, and other electronics (University of Illinois)
  • Incorporating a mobile wayfinding app into FOLIO (University of Illinois)
  • Creating a driver to connect FOLIO to the VuFind discovery layer (Villanova University)
  • Exposing existing databases to the FOLIO Codex Search (Johns Hopkins University)
  • A “Lost Item” app for automating tasks for this workflow among various library staff (Lehigh University)
  • University of Alabama Library Statistics module


  • Andrew Nagy, EBSCO
  • Jim Hahn & Nathaniel Ryckman, University of Illinois.
  • Dazhi Jiao, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michelle Suranofsky, Lehigh University&nbsp_place_holder;
  • Chris Hallberg & Demian Katz, Villanova University
  • Steven Turner, Drew Parker, Kevin Walker, Zhehan Jiang, The University of Alabama