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About new Franklin

About the new Franklin Project

About new Franklin

Why a New Franklin?

The classic Franklin catalog is part of the Voyager library mangement system developed by Ex Libris. The Penn Libraries are planning to replace the Voyager system with the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) in 2014. Because the Kuali OLE suite does not include a library catalog, over the past two years the DLA-D Franklin team has worked on developing a library catalog based on the Libraries' Digital Library Architecture (DLA). This DLA-based catalog was given a soft public release in April 2011 as "new Franklin."

In anticipation of the move to Kuali OLE in 2014, the DLA-D Franklin team was asked in December 2012 to plan a second phase of development to prepare new Franklin for its official release in July 2013 as the Penn Libraries catalog. The team has been working to close gaps in functionality between classic Franklin and new Franklin. New Franklin will be released as the Penn Library's catalog on July 16, 2013.

Last update: Thursday, 13-Jun-2013 02:13:59 EDT