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Kuali Invades the UK: OLE's success in partnering with UK academic libraries.


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Presentation given on the Bloomsbury / University of London Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) implementation at the Kuali Days conference, San Diego, CA, 20 November 2013.

Kuali Days abstract:

In recent years Kuali OLE has worked closely with library colleagues in the United Kingdom in order to facilitate the Bloomsbury Library Management System Consortia (BLMS) ( in joining Kuali OLE as a development partner. In this session our London-based library experts from the Senate House Library at the University of London will talk about the current BLMS strategy for OLE adoption and implementation. Additionally, they will also discuss the tenor of community and open source software adoption in the UK library and higher education community.

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Kuali Invades the UK: OLE's success in partnering with UK academic libraries.

  1. 1. Kuali invades the UK OLE’s success in partnering with UK academic libraries Andrew Preater, University of London Robert McDonald, Indiana University Kuali Days, 20 November 2013
  2. 2. @preater @mcdonald #kualiole
  3. 3. Bloomsbury Colleges + University of London = BLMS project
  4. 4. The Journey
  5. 5. shared vision goals shared
  6. 6. Kuali OLE
  7. 7. Image by Sebastian Pipping, license CC-BY-SA :
  8. 8. Early adopters & risk appetite
  9. 9.
  10. 10. ILS Change
  11. 11. 1. OLE 1.5 sandbox November 2013
  12. 12. 2. Discovery WP Spring & summer 2013
  13. 13. Discovery potpourri Library Library website website Encore Encore ILS ILS Digital Digital content content Adlib Adlib Archives Archives
  14. 14. Medium-term VuFind discovery VuFind discovery OLE OLE Portfolio Portfolio DAM & DAM & ePrints ePrints Adlib Adlib Archives Archives Library Library website website
  15. 15. VuFind
  16. 16. Ethnography With @library_lizzie of UCL DIS
  17. 17. 3. Metadata optimization WP Spring 2013 onwards
  18. 18. Analysis using VuFind
  19. 19. 98,994 country of publication 4,122 language codes 2,133 date codes
  20. 20. Language coding example Of 2.4M records, 6680 coded undetermined in 008
  21. 21. ILS appreciation
  22. 22. Challenges
  23. 23. Questions @preater