From the Sakai newsletter:
NYU Launches Pre-Release Pilot of Sakai OAE/SAKAI 3
New York University is pleased to announce the launch on November 5,2010 of the first pre-release pilot of the Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) — a revolutionary platform for academic networking and collaboration. The NYU instance of Sakai OAE will be known as the ATLAS Network (Advanced Teaching, Learning, And Scholarship Network). The pilot will grow to include 5000 students and faculty from six different NYU schools.
See a screencast demonstration of the ATLAS Network here:
The NYU pilot focuses on two important areas of need. It provides a single NYU network for many diverse university communities to use. And it provides a flexible set of options for implementing portfolios. Features include searchable profiles, group spaces and uploaded content, and two portfolio implementations. The pilot is being overseen by a cross-school, academic-led committee charged with oversight of the development and implementation of the Sakai OAE environment at NYU. Initial funding for Sakai at NYU was provided by a 2008 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up grant.