Constellation D: Monday, October 31, 10:30 – 11:15AM

This research update will feature leaders from the Kuali OLE project, which is in its second year of building a community-source library management environment. Operating since July 2010, and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kuali OLE is the one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the US. In this presentation we will discuss the Kuali OLE roadmap as well as key components of the system architecture, including OLE’s use of the Kuali Financial System and RICE middleware, as well as its adoption and extension of technologies such as a document store, XForms, linked data, and the development of an open knowledge base.

We will also discuss opportunities for engagement with Kuali OLE and for adoption and use of the software. Attendees will also be introduced to a demonstration of the current Kuali OLE code base and will have an understanding of how this code base could support library management at their home institution.

Session Resources

Session Leaders

Kristin Antelman is a member of the Kuali OLE Functional Council and Associate Director for the Digital Library at North Carolina State University.

Robert H. McDonald is Executive Director of Kuali OLE, Associate Dean of Library Technologies and Digital Libraries, and Associate Director Data to Insight Center at Indiana University.

Michael Winkler is Chair of the Kuali OLE Functional Council and Director, Information Technologies and Digital Development at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.