I need to interface with LotusNotes Domino

I will be creating a Ruby on Rails application as an addition to an
existing Lotus Notes/Domino application. I will need to get information
out of this application as well as be able to link to Domino App from
Rails and vice versa. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I have
found info on win32ole but I am not sure that this would be the way to
connect and being that I am fairly new to Ruby on Rails the
documentation provided on this was not very informative. I also read
that there is no adapter for Lotus Notes Domino in Ruby. Is this
essential for linking the two applications? Any help would be greatly