From scratch: Designing serials and e-resources tools for Kuali OLE
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm (EST)
Length: 1 hour
Registration deadline: Thursday, February 21, 2013
NASIG members: $35
Group participants: $95
The Kuali OLE project is writing a new open-source integrated library system, designed by librarians at the OLE partner institutions. As part of the design process, the OLE team is striving to answer questions about how librarians will manage serials and e-resources in the modern environment:
- How should print serials be managed in a predominantly electronic world?
- How can print and electronic serials workflows be integrated?
- How can OLE centralize and improve ERM functionality currently spread across multiple systems?
While OLE is still in its development phase, with version 1.0 due later this year, enough choices have now been made to give a coherent answer to many of these questions. This session will focus on those answers, and describe the process that went into making the decisions.
Speakers: Bob Persing (University of Pennsylvania) & Kristen Wilson (North Carolina State University)
Bob Persing is Head of Serials at the University of Pennsylvania Library, where he’s worked for the last 20 years. For the last year and a half, he’s been on loan half-time to the Kuali OLE project to build an open-source ILS, working as an analyst for the Select & Acquire team. Bob has been active in NASIG practically since childhood, serving as chair of N&E and Publications/PR, co-chair of ECC and D&D, as well as a term on the Board.
Kristen Wilson is associate head of acquisitions discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries. She chairs the Kuali OLE E-Acquisitions Team and serves as a lead subject matter expert for the Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) project. She writes and edits the column Electronic Resource Forum for Serials Review.