The Foundation serves as a home, and provides infrastructure and services to open source communities in the library space.

  • FOLIO future of libraries is open
  • GOKb Global Open Knowledgebase
  • OLE Open Library Environment
  • ReShare
  • VuFind: Search. Discover. Share.


FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform. It supports traditional resource management functionality and can be extended into other institutional areas.

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The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) is a community-managed, open data platform that provides information about electronic resources. Participants work on creating high-quality data for core knowledge base components, freely accessible to everyone via our web app and open APIs.

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Open Library Environment

The Open Library Environment (OLE) is a global library community collaborating to create open solutions that solve common problems shared across libraries. Currently OLE libraries are working together to contribute to FOLIO, an open source library management system.

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Project Reshare

The ReShare Community is a group of libraries, consortia, information organizations, and developers, with both commercial and non-commercial interests, who are building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries to set the standard for how we connect library patrons to resources and information.

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VuFind is a flexible open source discovery layer designed to provide a consistent and configurable user interface on top of search and library account management functionality. It supports a wide variety of metadata formats, library systems and third-party APIs, and it is designed to be easily extended and customized.

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