Integration at Enterprise Scale - Student, Library, Learning and Research Systems

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Wednesday 5th June, 2013

3:45pm to 4:30pm (PST)

Partners from the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) will talk about the ongoing development process for their enterprise level library management system and the potential that they see for an aligned integration framework that would offer concierge level services to their enterprise institutional system partners (Student Information Systems, Learning Management Systems, Research Administration Systems). Features of Kuali OLE that make it unique include a "format-agnostic" document store (Apache Jackrabbit) that can include structured descriptive content (e.g. XML, Dublin Core) and unstructured content (e.g. PDF files, PPT, Word docs); workflow tools based on the latest version of Kuali RICE (2.1.2) and featuring the Kuali Rapid Application Development (KRAD) Toolkit (e.g. action lists, batch-processing tools); and integration tools.
As more enterprise level systems become aligned for use in cloud-based SaaS and IaaS deployment, we will see the abstraction capability necessary to align these systems using a services oriented framework. Kuali OLE is working towards this capability now and can envision a time when many of our currently siloed systems should and could work together for better information management of the enterprise. Kuali OLE can envision many opportunities for integration across the enterprise but what will it take in terms of middleware integration and standards adoption to make this happen? What are the appropriate roles for data management across the enterprise once this does occur to best capitalize on the rich data store and functional expertise of our various application support personnel. Can libraries best manage the docstore repositories that support much of our current business workflow and then apply archival specific management plans to that content for long-term born-digital document management? Can research administration systems supply the best researcher profile information that can then be used to enhance library-based institutional repositories for capturing the open access content of the researcher? Can student systems interact with library management systems at a level to best supply the library-financed econtent to support their current courses?

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Robert McDonald

Associate Dean for Library Technologies

Robert H. McDonald oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries' collections and services. As the Associate Dean for Library Technologies, he is responsible for the IU Libraries' Technology Division including the Digital Library Program, IU Enterprise Software Library Systems Department, and the statewide Indiana University Integrated Library System, IUCAT. McDonald is the co-principal investigator on several technology-related Libraries initiatives including the HathiTrust Research Center. McDonald also serves as the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU'?s Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for collaborative projects in mass data storage, data analysis, data curation, and digital library infrastructure. Additionally, he serves as Director of Kuali OLE Community Development, a multi-institutional initiative to develop open source library management software. Prior to joining the Indiana University, McDonald held senior management positions with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Florida State University Libraries.

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Michael Winkler

Director for Information Technologies & Development

Michael Winkler is the Director for Information Technologies and Digital Development at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As director, Michael guides the Libraries' digital library development, information technology infrastructure, learning management systems, and strategic technology planning. Before becoming Director in 2005, Michael was the Web Manager for the University Libraries at Penn from 1999 to 2005. In addition to his current responsibilities, Michael is the Past Chair of the Kuali OLE Functional Council (2009-2011), and has been with the OLE project since inception. Michael is currently on the Steering Committee for the Global Open Knowledgebase project - a collaboration between Kuali OLE and JISC in the UK. Additionally, Michael is on the Technical Advisory Group for the JISC's KnowledgebasePlus project. Before coming to Penn, Michael was Head of Systems and Projects Librarian at North Carolina State University(1994-99). He served as the first network manager for the Library at the University of Massachusetts in Boston for 5 years. Michael earned a Masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and has a degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a certificate in Data Communications from Northeastern University. He is also a 2007 Frye Fellow.

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  • Benito J. Gonzalez
  • Dan Kiskis
  • Jim Helwig
  • lgekeler
  • Robert H. McDonald
  • Michael Winkler
  • Mike Grady
  • Rob van Leeuwen

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm PST

Date Wed 5th June 2013


Opal, The Westin San Diego

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