"The goal of the Kuali Open Library Environment Project is to define a next-generation technology environment based on a thoroughly re-examined model of library business operations. The model will then be used to develop specifications for a next generation community-sourced library management system, Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-LAY). This software system will be a part of the academic enterprise technology framework and will scale up to connect with other enterprise technology systems within the academic and administrative computing environment. The software system will also be capable of scaling down for stand-alone library use."
"Carl Grant, president of Ex Libris North America, writes some critical commentary about the OLE project on his blog.
Grant's commentary is followed by an interesting response from Brad Wheeler, Indiana University's Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology."
There are a variety of specifications associated with web services. These specifications are in varying degrees of maturity and are maintained or supported by various standards bodies and entities. Specifications may complement, overlap, and compete with each other. Web service specifications are occasionally referred to collectively as "WS-*", though there is not a single managed set of specifications that this consistently refers to, nor a recognized owning body across them all. The reference term "WS-*" is more of a general nod to the fact that many specifications are named with "WS-" as their prefix. This page includes many of the specifications that might be considered a part of "WS-*".
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Open Library Environment (OLE) Project will convene the academic library community in the design of an Open Library Management System built on Service Oriented Architecture. The project leaders are a multi-national group of libraries dedicated to thinking beyond the current model of an Integrated Library System and to designing a new system that is flexible, customizable and able to meet the changing and complex needs of modern, dynamic academic libraries. The end product will be a design document to inform open source library system development efforts, to guide future library system implementations, and to influence current Integrated Library System vendor products.