Kuali OLE seeks to develop the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information.
A community of partners will deliver an enterprise-ready, community source software package to manage and provide access not only to items in their collections but also to licensed and local digital content. Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-LAY, for Open Library Environment) features a governance model in which the entire library community can collaborate to own the resulting intellectual property.
The Kuali OLE Project is made possible by generous contributions of the Kuali OLE Founding Partners. A $2.38 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced in January 2010, supports the initial two-year development cycle of the Kuali OLE Project (2010-2012).
Kuali OLE also intends to attract a thriving marketplace of independent vendors to deliver services and support to its active community.