Library Technology Guides

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January 9, 2016

Kuali Foundation. Texas A&M announces new partnership with Kuali Open Library Environment. Texas A&M University Libraries announced plans to join the Kuali OLE community and the Kuali Foundation as a partner. Texas A&M joins over 10 research libraries, including other leading universities such as Cornell University, Duke University, Indiana University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, University of Chicago, University of London Library Systems Association, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. These libraries plus the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service center (HBZ, Cologne, Germany), the common Library Network (GBV, Goettingen, Germany), HTC Global and EBSCO make up the current membership of OLE. [Full Announcement].

November 12, 2015

Kuali Foundation. GBV and hbz Join Kuali OLE Partnership. The North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center and the Common Library Network have joined the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) community and the Kuali Foundation as development partners. The hbz and GVB are two German library services network providers that collectively provide services to over 300 academic and research libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2015

Kuali Foundation. Kuali OLE announces new Project Manager - Heather Beery. The Kuali Open Library Environment project is pleased to announce the hiring of Heather Beery as the new OLE Project Manager. Heather replaces Patty Mescher, who is retiring after 8 years with Kuali and 2 years as OLE’s Project Manager. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2015

Kuali Foundation. SOAS Library Implements Kuali Open Library Environment. SOAS Library has adopted the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) as its new library management system. As the UK National Research Library for Asia, Africa and the Middle East, SOAS Library has chosen Kuali OLE to manage its information and resources, including its renowned special collections. SOAS Library is the third library in the world to adopt the new system following Lehigh University and the University of Chicago. [Full Announcement].

January 7, 2015

Kuali Foundation. North-West University (South Africa) Goes Live with KFS. North-West University became the first university in South Africa to implement the Kuali Financial System. The system went live on January 5, 2015, replacing Oracle Finance. NWU implemented KFS within their original timeframe and budget, developing an in-house capacity to support and enhance the system in the future. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2014

Kuali Foundation. KualiCo acquires rSmart SaaS business and expands team to drive development and adoption. KualiCo, the newly formed company focused on the delivery of open source administrative solutions for higher education, announced today the acquisition of rSmart’s software as a service (SaaS) business. A team of employees, including rSmart co-founder and CEO Chris Coppola, will join KualiCo to accelerate sales, marketing, operations, and product development activities. The specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Providence College Selects MŌDERAS FastTrak Cloud Solution for Grant Management. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Lehigh University Launches New Open-Source Library Environment. Lehigh University has launched the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), the first university in the nation to implement the open-source, community-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

August 14, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Kuali OLE Announces Partnership with HTC Global Services, Inc.. The Kuali Foundation is proud to announce that HTC Global Services, Inc has joined the Kuali OLE partnership as a Tier 1 investment partner. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2014

Kuali Foundation. University of Mississippi Medical Center Selects rSmart Cloud Express to Manage Growing Research Enterprise. rSmart, a leader in enterprise resource planning software for higher education, announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center has selected rSmart Cloud Express for Kuali Coeus to replace their current pre-award management system. [Full Announcement].

June 3, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Navigator Management Partners, LLC becomes Additional Investor for Kuali Student. Navigator Management Partners has engaged with the Kuali Foundation to become an Additional Investor for the Kuali Student initiative. Additional Investors are higher education institutions or Kuali Commercial Affiliates that contribute staff time (at least two full time equivalents) or cash to assist with the build-out of KS initiatives. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2014

Kuali Foundation. KPlus2 helps bring new colleges to the Kuali Community in a new way. KPlus2, the tech-savvy Kuali consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has signed a deal to develop a Kuali Data Bus for a consortium of community colleges in Massachusetts. Working with MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, KPlus2 will leverage the Kuali Student service contracts to connect community colleges to the Massachusetts one-stop career centers. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Alliant International University chooses Vivantech’s Ekualiti for comprehensive, Cloud-based KC for grants management and Rice with Visual Workflow for business automation. Vivantech, a leader in consulting and development of enterprise grade, open-source software for higher education has announced that Alliant International University has started to implement Ekualiti KC to consolidate its research and grant administration, and Ekualiti Rice for business process automation and workflo [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2014

Kuali Foundation. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez launches Kuali Coeus in partnership with Kuali Commercial Affiliate rSmart. Kuali Commercial Affiliate rSmart has partnered with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez to implement Kuali Coeus. The new system will replace paper-based grant administration processes and allow users to construct and route complete proposals from their desktops. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Kuali Commercial Affiliate MODERAS offers SynKronize. SynKronize is an answer to the painstaking and tedious process of transferring that data from your legacy system(s) (such as Banner, SAP, or PeopleSoft, etc.) into your Kuali platform. With SynKronize your Kuali systems can be updated automatically; users can be added, object codes, job codes, and sponsors can all be kept in sync without the need for manual entry.SynKronize utilizes proprietary templates combined with an innovative conversion application to load your data into your Kuali system; ensuring your records are always accurate. Institutions using Banner can couple SynKronize with MŌDERAS' Banner Interface to get a jump start by having the templates created automatically. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2014

Kuali Foundation. University of Maryland goes live on Kuali Financial System. The University of Maryland went live with Kuali Financial System as of January 6, 2014, supporting multiple institutions with this system. A fantastic Maryland team was supported by commercial affiliates Navigator Management Partners and Vivantech, as well as the Kuali community itself. [Full Announcement].

January 15, 2014

Kuali Foundation. Strathmore University upgrades Kuali Financial System in partnership with Kuali Commercial Affiliate rSmart. rSmart, provider of higher education technology solutions built on open source Kuali software, partnered with Strathmore University to successfully upgrade their Kuali Financial System to Version 5. The new system optimizes business processes in the areas of accounts payable, receiving, and capital asset management. [Full Announcement].

December 18, 2013

Kuali Foundation. Kuali Student Curriculum Management Goes Live at Boston College. The Kuali Foundation announced the production launch of Kuali Student Curriculum Management at Boston College. It marks the second production implementation of KSCM 2.0, joining the University of Maryland, which upgraded earlier this summer. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2013

Kuali Foundation. The Kuali OLE Team is proud to announce the Release of OLE 1.0. The Kuali Open Library Environment team has released Kuali OLE 1.0, the first community-source integrated library system designed by and for research libraries. In addition to the functionality described below, Kuali OLE 1.0 allows early adopters to map data from legacy library systems to begin implementation, as well as allows libraries to review the system and its installation requirements. Future releases will provide the additional functionality necessary for libraries to move into full production. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2013

Kuali Foundation. The Kuali Foundation is pleased to announce Jisc support for Kuali Days UK. The Kuali Foundation is pleased to announce Jisc support for the upcoming Kuali Days UK (KDUK) event. Jisc is supporting a workshop hosted by Owen Stephens (Owen Stephens Consulting) and Mike Winkler (University of Pennsylvania) at KDUK on Knowledge Base+ and GOKb to help inform the development of the projects for the benefit of the UK library community. [Full Announcement].