OLE Project Report Sketches a Flexible Future for Library Software

“Broad input informs first phase report, setting the framework for an ambitious plan to replace existing ILS and ERM systems
      Josh Hadro — Library Journal, 8/6/2009

* Widespread community input
*Second phase calls for $5.2M in funding
*Aim to integrate library better into institution as a whole

They say too many cooks spoil the broth. But the Open Library Environment (OLE) final draft report released on July 26—featuring input from more 125 libraries and other institutions—may just rewrite the rules of the kitchen. Even as vendors continue to improve existing options for library software, this grass-roots effort seeks to raise the standard for software flexibility and integration with broader university information standards.”  Read the rest of the article.

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