(Ithaca, N.Y.) Jan. 6, 2016 – Cornell University Library has chosen the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) as its next Integrated Library System to manage acquisition, cataloging, circulation, inventory and other services related to electronic and physical library materials.
Kuali OLE is an open-source library management system built, owned and governed by the academic library community. Cornell University Library has now joined the Kuali OLE library partners from the U.S. and Europe and has begun the planning process for implementation.
"We believe that the Kuali Open Library Environment is the most viable option to meet our needs in the years ahead," said Dean Krafft, chief technology strategist and director of information technology for Cornell University Library.
OLE will replace Cornell University Library's current Integrated Library System, Ex Libris Voyager.
The Library will begin implementation in 2016, and expects to go live with OLE on July 1, 2017.
About Cornell University Library
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library promotes a culture of broad inquiry with its world-class holdings, expert staff, and cutting-edge services. The Library's collections encompass centuries-old rare manuscripts as well as comprehensive electronic and print resources supporting the full range of scholarly endeavor. Connections with partner institutions around the world widen access to specialized material, facilitate international research and learning opportunities, and fuel the pace of innovation. Librarians' expertise in innovative tools and technology equips students to succeed in a digital society, and enhances all facets of teaching and learning at Cornell.
About the Kuali Foundation
The Kuali Foundation is a non-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of colleges and universities to develop and sustain administrative software to meet the needs of higher education, from small colleges to large research universities. The Kuali Foundation began in 2004 as a cooperative effort among partners and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open-source financial system. Kuali is now home to software systems for financial management, research administration, student information services, library management, business continuity, and middleware/workflow. The software developed by Kuali is available, without fee, for anyone to use or modify under the Educational Community License.