Quick overview about the projects we will be looking at in this session
Kuali OLE web site: https://www.kuali.org/ole GOKb web site: http://gokb.org VuFind: https://vufind-org.github.io/vufind/
quick overview – what is OLE?
OLE = Open Library Environment A community within a community Part of the Kuali Foundation – Building software and community for Higher Education Note about KualiCo –>OLE has NOT gone commercial; each Kuali project is independent to choose path; OLE: stay the course thru release 3.0; new OS license; currently we are reviewing technology stack & long-term functional goals for release 4.0 and beyond
Designed for libraries by librarians! Designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information. KOLE is building to meet the following requirements: Flexibility in design Community ownership with an open source license and strong vendor support Modular Service-Oriented Architecture Enterprise-level integration Software Enterprise Java with services middleware; Built to integrate & interoperate; A platform for library services
U Chicago – implemented summer 2014 Lehigh – implemented summer 2014 SOAS – implemented Spring 2015
Up next for implementation: Duke (winter 2015/16); Penn, Villanova (summer 2016)
Board: Library directors Functional Council – AULs; mix of IT, TS, others; Role: scope of releases; decisions about functionality in general Technical Council—IT ; Role: infrastructure; architecture Subject-matter experts (SME) groups—closer to work; Role: specs, testing, etc.
Personal note: a shift in my thinking that this was a IT thing to when I “got it” and learning about my voice in shaping the functionality (“what”) not the architecture (“how”)
Community-Source Development and Technical Services Librarians
and Technical Services Librarians
Beth Picknally Camden
University of Pennsylvania
ALA June 2015
Open Source/Community Source
• Open-source software is computer software with its
source code made available with a license in which the
copyright holder provides the rights to study, change,
and distribute the software to anyone and for any
• Community Source builds on the practices of open
source communities. A distinctive characteristic of
community source as opposed to plain open source is
that the community includes some organizations or
institutions that are committing their resources, in the
form of human resources or other financial elements.
• A community within a community—Part of the Kuali
• Designed for libraries by librarians!
• KOLE is building to meet the following requirements:
• Flexibility in design
• Community ownership with an open source license and strong
• Modular Service-Oriented Architecture
• Enterprise-level integration