Beth Forrest Warner
Officer for Grants, Research Support, and Library Assessment
University of Kansas, Libraries
Robert H. McDonald
Associate Dean for Library Technologies
The Open Library Environment (OLE) Project is planning a community-designed, open-source alternative to the traditional integrated library system. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a multinational group of libraries is convening the library community to develop a design for a next-generation library system using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and open source technologies. In this session, the speakers will present an update on project activities, design directions, and potential next steps in order to gain feedback from attendees. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussion, which will focus, in part, on design directions, impact on interactions with institutional information technology and administrative operations, and feasibility of the next stage of building the software.
Handout (MS Word)