The Albany Medical Center Collaboration and Learning Tools system is built upon the Sakai Project, "community source" software developed among many higher ed. institutions. From the www.sakaiproject.org website:

"The Sakai Project is a $6.8M community source software development project founded by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, MIT, Stanford, the uPortal Consortium, and the Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI) with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project is producing open source Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) software with the first release in July 2004. The Sakai Educational Partners' Program (SEPP) extends this community source project to other academic institutions around the world, and is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and SEPP member contributions."

Albany Medical Center will use the Sakai Project to meet several needs: