EBSCO FOLIO has created a seamless implementation process that includes meeting stakeholders, strategizing data migration, streamlining workflows, and soaring into a successful go-live phase. Keep reading to learn more about the teams that make your library's transition to FOLIO as smooth as migrating south for winter.

Getting to know each other.

Once we’ve signed the FOLIO contract, the journey begins. Our teams will work through getting acquainted with key stakeholders, reviewing roles and responsibilities, and what will be needed to get the implementation process off the ground. Our Project Management Implementation Consultants will be your primary point of contact. They are well-versed in the FOLIO migration. Some have even been in your shoes very recently and have gone through library system migrations themselves.

Get to know EBSCO FOLIO's implementation teams.

An eagle eye approach to data migration.

You will be the heart of this project. Our dedicated migration team will take the time to learn what your data means to you. We’ll look at how it’s used and what’s essential to delivering good service for your patrons. Then, we will work with your library to document what data the library wants to migrate and what will be needed from you. Last but certainly not least, we will share the next steps of the process with you in a checklist documentation process.

We’ve simplified it into four categories:

  1. First look
  2. Refinement
  3. Dress rehearsal
  4. Go-live

“Our migration team of seasoned library professionals with extensive knowledge of workflows, Library Management Systems (LMS), and data will consult with you in depth. Together, we'll document a custom plan detailing mutual responsibilities to ensure FOLIO best meets your needs. You are in good hands with us.”

Kyle Banerjee
Senior Implementation Consultant
EBSCO Information Services

Streamlining the workflow and getting things ready to fly.

The FOLIO implementation team has created a project management process that promotes transparency, flexibility and collaboration. Our team creates a complete project plan and meeting schedule that covers everything from data migration questions to patron engagement and circulation resources. Nothing is left out of this process, and where it makes sense, EBSCO will work on facilitating the integrations with other EBSCO products used by your library. 

It's time to fly: Going live with EBSCO FOLIO.

It’s time to go live, get excited! We’ve made sure your library is ready. EBSCO has been with you every step of the way; we’re ready to see you fly.

"It’s been great working with the EBSCO team, and I wanted to say how much we have appreciated the calmness, expertise and responsiveness of the team supporting us through the implementation."

Helen Thomas
Associate University Librarian: Research
University of Canterbury, New Zealand