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January 2010

In Smart Libraries Newsletter this Month:

OLE advances forward through the Kuali Foundation

by Marshall Breeding

"The Open Library Environment (OLE) is an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation with the goal of creating a new platform to provide automation support for research libraries. OLE has completed its initial planning project and is preparing to begin its software development phase. The submission of the final report of the OLE Project to the Mellon Foundation marks the completion of the one-year planning process. The acceptance of the project into the Kuali Foundation and the announcement of a consortium of Founding Partners represent significant milestones in the progress of this new breed in technical infrastructure for research libraries. Note that all documents produced during the initial OLE Project, including the final report, continue to be available at"

Also in this Issue, from Tom Peters:

  • OLE advances forward through the Kuali
  • Foundation
  • iCyte, You Cyte, We All Cyte
  • Channel Surfing

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