University Libraries launches a new open-source library services system and catalog | University Libraries | University of Colorado Boulder

“The University Libraries has launched a new open-source Library Services Platform (LSP) to manage materials and resources.

FOLIO, which stands for the Future Of Libraries Is Open, went live on Monday, June 19 after a weekend-long migration of data from the previous library system. FOLIO is the most significant change in the Libraries technology in over 20 years and brings the Libraries to the forefront of library-systems technology….”

CU Scholar receives notable certification for reliability and trustworthiness | University Libraries | University of Colorado Boulder

“CU Scholar, the institutional repository that provides free and worldwide access to the research and scholarship of the CU Boulder community, is now certified as one of the most reliable repositories in the world.

The certification known as CoreTrustSeal marks CU Scholar as a trustworthy digital repository where researchers and scholars can place their work in confidence that it will remain readable, discoverable, accessible and unaltered. Likewise, the global research community can use CU Scholar, which is open access, in the knowledge that the digital information contained there will not become corrupted or degrade over time….”

University Libraries contracts with Index Data for FOLIO project management | University Libraries | University of Colorado Boulder

“The University Libraries has contracted with Index Data to provide a suite of services for the implementation of the Future of Libraries is Open (FOLIO) project. The Libraries plan to adopt FOLIO, an open-source, community-based Library Services Platform, in 2023. …”

CU Boulder receives collaborative national grant for open science project | University Libraries | University of Colorado Boulder

“This multi-year research project aspires to establish community-informed recommendations on how to assign persistent identifiers like Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) to research facilities and instrumentation. CU Boulder is also working with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Florida State University on the project to strengthen coordination among researchers in order to advance FAIR data principles and open science practices. 

The “Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable (FAIR) Open Science Facilities and Instruments project is one of 10 projects funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable, Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN) program. FAIR is a set of international principles that focus on making scientific research more open and transparent.

Johnson said these projects are part of a nationwide attempt to establish norms and best practices to strengthen coordination among researchers to advance fair data principles and open science practices. …”

University Libraries commits funds to support publishing open access monographs | University Libraries | University of Colorado Boulder

“The University Libraries have committed to funding at least one, and possibly two, CU Boulder faculty publishing peer-reviewed, open access monographs through the multi-partner initiative Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME). 


A project of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of University Presses (AUP), TOME aims to bring scholars, universities, libraries and presses together to establish a more sustainable funding model for scholarly publication.

As of this month, 20 universities—including CU Boulder—have pledged to support TOME. Dean of Libraries and Senior Vice Provost of Online Education Robert McDonald says the University Libraries look forward to seeing CU Boulder faculty create open access monograph-length scholarship….”