Smart Libraries Newsletter has provided coverage of the ongoing development of the open source Kuali OLE platform for research and academic libraries. The project will cross an important benchmark soon with the University of Chicago and Lehigh University in the process of migrating to the software from their incumbent systems as of late July 2014. In-depth coverage of the deployment of Kuali OLE in these libraries and beyond can be expected in an upcoming issue.
The trend toward large-scale shared automation continues with the conclusion of a national procurement project that will be formally announced next month. Details of that project should be available in time for the next issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter.