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ULS Ecosystem Design

Kevin Sullivan of the University of Virginia discusses the major problems with designing a university library system (ULS) ULS ecosystem in this March 2007 presentation.

Software Engineering Institute


The most critical property of a ULS system is its capacity to adapt to the change dynamics of (including the resolution of risk/uncertainty in) its environment. To be able to assure that given ULS systems have adequate adaptive capacity we need a new discipline of ecosystem architecture. Such a discipline will build on but transcend the discipline of software architecture. Economic considerations will play an important role in such a discipline.