Overview of OLE
Open Library Environment (OLE) - An Extensible Service-Driven Library Management System
Kuali OLE is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information.
A community of partners will deliver an enterprise-ready, community-source software package to manage and provide access not only to items in their collections but also to licensed and local digital content. Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-LAY, for Open Library Environment) features a governance model in which the entire library community can collaborate to own the resulting intellectual property.
- Built, owned, governed by the academic and research library community
- Supports the wide range of resources and formats of scholarly information
- Interoperates & integrates with other enterprise and network-based systems
- Supports federation across projects, partners, consortia, and institutions
- Provides workflow design & management capabilities
- Provides information management capabilities to non-library efforts
The Kuali OLE Project is made possible by generous contributions of the Kuali OLE Founding Partners. A $2.38 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced in January 2010, supports the initial two-year development cycle of the Kuali OLE Project (2010-2012).
Kuali OLE also intends to attract a thriving marketplace of independent vendors to deliver services and support to its active community.