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January 9, 2016

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

November 12, 2015

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

June 5, 2015

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

April 22, 2015

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

January 7, 2015

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

October 14, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

August 24, 2014

August 19, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

August 14, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) The Kuali Foundation is proud to announce that HTC Global Services, Inc has joined the Kuali OLE partnership as a Tier 1 investment partner.

June 25, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

June 3, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

June 2, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

May 29, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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

February 13, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

January 22, 2014

(Kuali Foundation) 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.

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