Kuali OLE


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.


  • Built, owned, governed by the academic and research library community
  • Supports the wide range of resources and formats of scholarly information
  • Interoperates & integrates with other enterprise and network-based systems
  • Supports federation across projects, partners, consortia, and institutions
  • Provides workflow design & management capabilities
  • Provides information management capabilities to non-library efforts

Project Funding

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.

1) „GBV-Workshop-Die Zukunft der lokalen Bibliothekssysteme — Verbundzentrale des GBV“. SUB Göttingen, 26./27.3 2012.
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