A Vision of Access Services in the Open Library Environment (OLE)
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This program will present a scenario of access services in an open source academic library system with enterprise level connections. The Open Library Environment (OLE)'s design will be used as a model. OLE is an open partnership of libraries seeking, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to design and build a next-generation library system based on community source governance, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and integration with campus and extra-campus enterprise systems, such as identity management and financial systems. Traditional access services such as authorization and authentication, request and delivery, and check-out will be described in the dynamic OLE environment. New interactions, functionality, and relationships made possible by a service and enterprise-oriented system such as OLE will be explored. Opportunities, issues and challenges for federated access services, based on the strategic planning of the Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE) consortium will also be discussed.