Kuali Open Library Environment: Reflections on Our First Year of Collaborative Software Development


The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) has just completed its first year of building a community-source library management system. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of the Kuali Foundation, the Kuali OLE project is one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the United States. Our community of nine research libraries is working together to build the first open-source system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information. We’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities discovered in our first year and offer insight into our design and collaborative methodologies. Finally, we’ll review our first code release and our roadmap for future releases.

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, only 2 out of 3 speakers were recorded

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