The project to develop Kuali OLE as an open source library management system for academic and research libraries continues on track. To date, the project remains independent of KualiCo, a recently established commercial company to develop and support the community source business systems for higher education originally created under the Kuali Foundation. All the major projects, except for Kuali OLE, have announced engagement with KualiCo, including Kuali Student, Kuali Financial System, and Kuali Coeus, and Kuali Ready Continuity Planning. KualiCo performs development, support, and hosting services for these products. Kuali OLE remains under the governance of its own boards and councils and has independent funding. According to Mike Winkler, Director for Digital Partnerships for the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Kuali OLE, the project has funding secured through the planned development for Kuali OLE version 3.
Three libraries have placed Kuali OLE in production, including University of Chicago, Lehigh University, and the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, which is part of the University of London. Each of these libraries is using Kuali OLE version 1.6. These institutions have not yet implemented the components of the system for electronic resource management and the Global Open Knowledge base supported in version 2 of the software. Other Kuali OLE partner institutions continue to plan for implementation in 2016–2017.