Press Release: Kuali Foundation [November 19, 2013]

The Kuali OLE Team is proud to announce the Release of OLE 1.0

Copyright (c) 2013 Kuali Foundation

SummaryThe 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.

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.

Modules included in OLE 1.0:

Highlights of 1.0

This release brings us many strides forward from 0.8 and features a redesigned user interface that is more intuitive for library staff. Library functions are now grouped into tabs by module (check out the Test Drive and see for yourself!). Additional design improvements will occur before the 1.5 release, as we continue to respond to feedback from subject matter experts.

OLE 1.0 has also seen several upgrades to existing functionality.

OLE's architecture has evolved from requiring three database applications to two. In 1.5, this will drop to one, creating a cleaner application for installation. For 1.0, OLE has incorporated an RDBMS content repository to improve performance of the DocStore, and Rice and Java have been updated to that end as well. Multiple bug fixes are also included in this improved version of OLE.

Next Steps

The next release, OLE 1.5, is scheduled for Quarter 1, 2014 and will include all necessary functionality for library management and an upgrade path to future releases. OLE 1.5 will be the implemented by the University of Chicago and Lehigh University in the summer of 2014. See our timeline for details of what OLE 1.5 will include: http://www.kuali.org/ole/timeline.

Download

To download and install OLE 1.0, including instructions and documentation, please visit http://www.kuali.org/download. User documentation and release notes are available on the OLE wiki at https://wiki.kuali.org/display/OLE/OLE+1.0+Milestone+User+Documentation

Test-Drive

The release is also available to test-drive at http://demo.ole.kuali.org/portal.jsp.

Support

Please contact our collaboration community at ole.technical.usergroup@kuali.org (for technical help) or ole.functional.usergroup@kuali.org (for functional help).

Project Background

Kuali OLE is made possible by generous contributions from the Kuali OLE Founding Partners and through grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information see our website at http://www.kuali.org/ole.

Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:November 19, 2013
Publisher:Kuali Foundation
Company: Kuali Foundation
Products: Kuali OLE
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18614
Record Number:18614
Last Update:2013-11-19 17:04:36
Date Created:2013-11-19 16:57:43