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Current Roadmap: FOLIO Roadmap

Roadmap 2021-2023

The Roadmap Team presents the current version of the Roadmap, 2021-2023. This represents the second major roadmap cycle for FOLIO. In our early Roadmap, each release represented a major addition of new functionality for the LSP, such as supporting library purchase orders, managing loans, and supporting a full inventory of a library’s collection. As the FOLIO project has matured, the majority of the foundation in the major areas of resource access, resource management, and metadata management have introduced into the software. This next phase of the Roadmap has identified themes to enhance, expand and refine functionality in these major areas, as well as new areas to connect the FOLIO LSP to other systems, improve efficiencies and management of large quantities of data, and improve the technical infrastructure to support a growing system. While the Roadmap Team has identified themes for both near-term action and longer-term areas, we have specifically avoided assigning particular themes to specific “flower” releases. Development resources supplied by the FOLIO Community balance a number of different demands and priorities, along with practical considerations, when choosing what to develop next. Few resources are completely managed at a community level, and participants and members are likely to want to prioritize resources around areas that are of urgent importance to their constituents. We have attempted to assign years to different themes and subthemes; this is obviously easier the closer to the present day we are. It gets increasingly difficult farther out into the future, as the “cone of uncertainty” grows and the window for software development widens.


The most recent release of FOLIO as of March, 2022 is the Kiwi Release (R3 2021) in December 2021.  See the Releases Home page for details about FOLIO releases.

Under the current system, the follow releases are covered in this Roadmap:

Flower Name

Release Number


R1 2021


R2 2021


R3 2021


R1 2022

Morning Glory

R2 2022


R3 2022


R1 2023


R2 2023

Queen Anne's Lace

R3 2023

Roadmap Themes and Links to Jira


Colors alternate between orange and blue for readability. If a cell is not colored in, work has not specifically been assigned during the identified time period. The timeframe will be updated as features get assigned.



Roadmap Task Force Charge

Task Force Members:

Jesse Koennecke, Chair   


Kristin Martin  Chicago
Karen Newbery Duke
Björn Muschall      Leipzig
Tod Olson          Chicago
Martina Schildt           VZG/GBV
Brooks Travis     Missouri State
Sharon Wiles-Young      Lehigh
Tom Wilson   Alabama