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Open Library Environment Project Overview


Overview of the Open Library Environment Project as presented at the Regional Design Workshops.

Overview of the Open Library Environment Project as presented at the Regional Design Workshops.

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  • 1. Open Library Environment Overview for Regional Workshops Lynne O’Brien Director, Academic Technology & Instructional Services, Perkins Library, Duke University
  • 2. Overview
    • Project rational
    • Project assumptions and scope
    • Project timeline and milestones
    • Opportunities to participate
    • Q&A
  • 3. Project rationale
    • Current ILS products are inadequate.
    • Vendor consolidation constrains choices.
    • There is a growing need for library systems to interact with other enterprise systems.
    • Libraries need to control their own destinies.
    • Detailed rationale in the proposal document: > Overview > Full Project Description http:// /overview/full-project-description/
  • 4. Project starting point
    • Initial assessment of interest in libraries – early 2008.
    • Proposal development by a diverse group of libraries – April 2008
    • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided funding for the design project. – June 2008
    • Project underway August - 2008
  • 5. Current OLE participants
  • 6. Project Assumptions & Scope
    • The scope of the project has received much input and discussion.
    • The current version is maintained at:> Overview > Project Scope http:// /overview/project-scope/
  • 7. Project Scope: Vision
    • Flexible, adaptable, and community-developed software framework
      • OLE Framework supports core business
      • Transforms processes to power new services
      • Strives to reach enterprise level interoperability
  • 8. Project Scope: Principles
    • Supports a wide range of resources
    • Built, owned, governed by the library community
    • Developed using SOA, implemented with Web Services
    • Adapt and integrate with other enterprise systems
    • Interoperable
  • 9. Project Scope: Design Document
    • Design document will address:
      • Business Processes
      • Architecture and Data Models
      • Integration and Interoperability
      • Data Governance and Security
      • Discovery and User Experience
  • 10. Growing Participation
    • Additional libraries have expressed interest since project was announced
    • Requests for visitors, interns and collaboration on other grants reflects growing interest
    • Original and current participants: > Project Participants http:// /participants/
  • 11. Timeline and Milestones - done
    • Initial group meeting and introductory SOA Sept. 2008
    • Business Process Modeling training Nov. 2008
    • Planning for regional design workshops
    • Formation of working groups
    • Presentations at conferences
    • Outreach to library directors, IT groups
    • Conversations with other projects
  • 12. Timeline and Milestones – to do
    • BPM design workshops 11/08 – 1/09
    • Consolidate BPM input at meeting 1/20/09
    • Translate models to SOA Spring 09
    • Develop build proposal Spring 09
    • Complete the design document 7/09
    • Ongoing community input and feedback
    • http:// /overview/project-timeline/
  • 13. Opportunities for participation
    • Seeking participants for planning and build
    • Regional design workshops
    • Working groups
    • Professional events
    • Ongoing communication - website & listserv
  • 14. A new way of working
    • New groupings that cross organizations, countries
    • Online, virtual teams
    • Complex information management
    • Multiple technologies
    • A chance to experience the research and working strategies that our faculty and students experience
  • 15. Wrap up
    • Upcoming event and webcasts:
    • Project website has up to date information:
    • http://
    • Questions? Comments?
    • Contact:
    • Lynne O’Brien, [email_address]