Brenda Johnson - Developing a New Model for Library Collaboration: Kuali OLE

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Presented by Brenda Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of Indiana University Libraries, at the Kuali Days UK conference, 29 October 2013.

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  • Re: iphones and ipads:The computers on Apollo 11 had less processing power than today’s smart phone.”
  • Librarians recognize these changesWorking to position ourselves to continue to meet our missionRealize there are difficult decisions that must be madeThis is an ACADEMIC issue that will have lasting impact on the universityMUST be made in close collaborations and discussions
  • This is slide to discuss gap in library skillsets that we need moving forward as we manage more and more born digital content – this software will not necessarily be available from the commercial software development market – prime example here is in media preservation
  • Your work for enterprise IU uses RICETies into student and financial systems
  • Brenda Johnson - Developing a New Model for Library Collaboration: Kuali OLE

    1. 1. Developing a New Model for Library Collaboration: Kuali OLE Brenda L. Johnson Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Indiana University October 29, 2013
    2. 2. Indiana University-Bloomington  Founded in 1820  Located in the city of Bloomington in southern Indiana  Flagship campus of the Indiana University system  More than 42,000 students (approximately 10,000 grad students)  More than 2,900 faculty across 12 schools and the College of Arts & Sciences  More than 330 undergraduate programs and 190 graduate degree programs
    3. 3. Indiana University’s Academic Strengths  1st School of Informatics in the United States  Jacobs School of Music among the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music  School of Public and Environmental Affairs—ranked 2nd of 266 schools of public affairs in the U.S.  International Studies – over 70 languages taught, including some taught nowhere else in the U.S.; more than 100 overseas programs in 40 countries  Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, founded in 1947
    4. 4. IU Bloomington Libraries Highlights • Recognized in 2010 as top university library by Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) • Home to the first CIC Shared Print Repository • 1 of 6 institutions to receive a CLIR Data Curation Fellow • Internationally renowned Lilly Library • With IU Data to Insight Center and the University of Illinois, leading co-development of HathiTrust Research Center The rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington
    5. 5. Open Folklore Project • Libraries partner with American Folklore Society on Open Folklore, a scholarly resource that fosters open access scholarship in the field of folklore studies. • Winner of 2011 ALCTS (Association of Library Collections and Technical Services) Outstanding Collaboration Citation • IU Libraries’ Folklore Collection first Google Books ―Collection of Distinction‖
    6. 6. Development of Avalon Media System • IU with Northwestern University leading the development of the Avalon Media System– an open-source software intended to easily manage, distribute and provide online access to video and audio collections, in support of teaching, learning and research • National Leadership Grant of $947,963 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services www.avalonmediasystem.org/
    7. 7. What is OLE? • Open-source integrated library system— designed by librarians for librarians • Built to support resource sharing for consortia • Flexible—not tied to format or material type • Could replace some resource management systems we currently use
    8. 8. OLE Status • • Other library open source projects have lacked the firm foundation provided by Kuali Foundation, Kuali partners, and commercial affiliates OLE leverages code from other Kuali Foundation software  a nonprofit umbrella group for open-source software for universities
    9. 9. “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.” an African proverb
    10. 10. Our Kuali OLE Partners
    11. 11. Brief History of Kuali OLE 2008-2009 - Mellon Funded Open Library Project Investigation 2009-2010 - Formed Build Partnership of 8 higher education institutions 2010-2012 - Joined Kuali Foundation and started Build Phase Funded by Andrew W Mellon Foundation & the Kuali OLE Partnership for a 2 year software build phase 2012-2013 - Additional 3rd year of matching funding for Kuali OLE and GOKb /KB+ Initiative funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation 2013-2014 - Proposal submitted to Mellon Foundation for 4th year matching funding for OLE development pending Mellon Board approval (12/2013) 2008-2013 - Building a flexible, service-oriented, enterprise library management system for academic & research libraries that takes advantage of deep collaboration (personnel sharing, expertise sharing, financial shared investment) among partner libraries
    12. 12. IU Libraries Involvement in Kuali OLE 2008-2009 – Advisor and monitoring progress of the Open Library initiative 2009-2010 – Involved in leadership and Library2Library investment pitch of build proposal 2010-2012 – Actively involved with shared personnel and expertise for developing Kuali OLE 2012-2013 – Lead school for 3rd year Mellon Proposal and worked closely with NCState to drive GOKb/Kb+ initiative by partners with more e-resources management expertise 2013-2014 – Lead school for 4th year Mellon Proposal and developing implementation plan for OLE for entire IU System
    13. 13. In the last seven years… • • • • • iPhones iPads Twitter Hulu Cloud computing
    14. 14. In the last seven years… • Global Recession • Housing bubble bursts • Intense criticism of higher ed’s quality, costs, and relevance • Big Data • OSTP action opening up federally funded research OSTP Director John Holdren talks to President Obama in this undated White House photo.
    15. 15. In the last seven years… • • • • • • • • MOOCs Coursera Altmetrics Mendeley VIVO Hydra Islandora DuraSpace
    16. 16. In the last seven years…. • • • • • Shared Print Repositories HathiTrust DPN – Digital Preservation Network DPLA – Digital Public Library of America Academic Preservation Trust
    17. 17. Drastically changed environment for research libraries • Nature of libraries and their use is changing • print to electronic • local to shared • increased focus on services • Changing scholarly communication patterns • Changing student behaviors • New technologies and scholarly tools • User expectations are increasingly sophisticated
    18. 18. OLE: Not Just About Building Software; Also About Building Talent
    19. 19. How OLE Helps Bridge the Talent Gap • Stimulates thinking about what new talent we need in libraries • Fosters development of our own talent • Helps not only to grow, but retain needed skill sets
    20. 20. Why Libraries Need the OLE Model for Market Diversity • Avoids dependency on a single provider • Cloud neutral runs in anybody’s cloud • Keeps library funding within libraries • Provides for long-term development and enhancement (open model attracts talented people)
    21. 21. IU Libraries and Collaboration: In the Enterprise and Beyond • • • • Kuali OLE is but one example in our current ecosystem at the IU Libraries Most of this software is open source or communitysourced in nature Library ecosystem is diverse in information systems needs but small in marketshare Fits with Library and Institutional IT Strategic Planning
    22. 22. In Research and Higher Education: Does One Size Fit All?
    23. 23. The Future for OLE • Provide core functionality for today but be open and flexible with an eye towards the future • Early implementers get a strong voice and functionality prioritization • A roadmap has been developed. See: http://www.kuali.org/ole/timeline
    24. 24. More on Kuali OLE • Web Site- http://ole.kuali.org • Test-Drive- http://kuali.org/testdrives • Blog- http://kualiole.tumblr.com • Twitter- @kualiole • LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/Kuali-OLE2653081

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