The Kuali Foundation is proud to announce that HTC Global Services, Inc has joined the Kuali OLE partnership as a Tier 1 investment partner.
Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) is a robust, open source, enterprise-wide, easy-to-use system for selecting, acquiring, and describing library information resources. It is being developed using the same investment model that created the successful Kuali Financial System and has an international group of libraries who serve as founding partners of the software. In becoming a Tier 1 investment partner, HTC Global Services, Inc. will strengthen its ties to the development of Kuali OLE by having a seat on the OLE Board as well as on the Functional and Technical Councils. This will enable closer communications between HTC and the Kuali OLE Project Board.
"HTC Global Services is a trusted partner in the Kuali community and Kuali OLE is honored to have them join as a Tier 1 Partner," said Bruce Taggart, Kuali OLE Board Chair and Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services at Lehigh University. "Kuali OLE has a long-standing relationship with HTC as its lead development partner and this new collaboration will further enhance our mutual goals for delivering a superb next-generation library management system."
No stranger to the Kuali community, HTC Global Services, Inc. is a proven Kuali implementation partner. They have successfully partnered in implementing the Kuali Financial System (KFS) at Michigan State University and have been working closely with the SOAS-University of London Kuali OLE implementation. HTC sees Kuali OLE as a natural progression for their Kuali practice as institutions continue to adopt open source and community-based licenses for applications designed and built for higher education.
"This move is an exciting step forward in the relationship between Kuali OLE and HTC," says Vani Prasad, HTC's Vice-President and lead on Kuali OLE development. "The partnership will enable closer ties between our two organizations and will lead to collaborative approaches around new markets for the Kuali OLE software for libraries."
About HTC Global Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, HTC Global Services is an Inc. 500 Hall of Fame company and one of the fastest growing Asian American companies in the US with headquarters in Troy, Michigan. A global provider of IT Solutions and Business Process Outsourcing services, HTC's client base spans several Global 2000 organizations. HTC is a Kuali Commercial Affiliate of the Kuali Foundation. This privilege authorizes HTC to provide planning, implementation, hosting, and support services for Kuali applications to higher education customers. HTC has established a Kuali Center of Excellence combining its strengths in Java and open source technologies. HTC has been involved in blueprinting business processes, drafting strategy documents, and executing implementation procedures for converting legacy data, developing and testing Kuali systems, interfacing with legacy systems, and enhancing Kuali systems.
Learn more at www.htcinc.com.
About Kuali OLE
The Kuali OLE next-generation library management system is the result of collaboration of higher education research libraries including Indiana University, Bloomsbury Library Management System Consortia (UK), Duke University, Lehigh University, North Carolina State University, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University. Kuali OLE has also received generous matching investment support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Kuali OLE Project released the 1.5 version of our software in late April 2014 to our OLE partners for early adoption. Currently, Lehigh University has implemented OLE release version 1.5.1 and the University of Chicago is in the progress of implementing OLE release version 1.5.2. A public release will be available from the Kuali website in August/September 2014. OLE 1.5.2 is available for a "test drive" at http://demo.ole.kuali.org.
For more information on Kuali OLE, visit the OLE website.
The Kuali Foundation offers open source administrative software built by higher education, for higher education. Seventy member organizations from around the world help build Kuali software, including software systems for financial management, research administration, student services, human resources/payroll, library management, business continuity, and middleware/workflow. The Kuali community is committed to providing sustainable, license-free, open source software that helps schools keep their money for their mission by significantly reducing administrative costs and promoting administrative best practices. Thousands of users at dozens of colleges and universities, large and small, currently use Kuali administrative software.
For more information on The Kuali Foundation, please visit www.kuali.org.