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SUNYLA Council => Nov. 16, 2012 Council Meeting @SUNY IT, Utica => Topic started by: John Schumacher on November 14, 2012, 10:24:36 AM

Title: OLIS report
Post by: John Schumacher on November 14, 2012, 10:24:36 AM
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
November 16, 2012

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   For schedules and additional information about the Aleph hardware upgrade see; conference calls were held earlier this month for any campus/librarian interested in more information;
•   Record loading instructions/guidelines have been provided to some of the SUNYConnect ebrary subscribers;
•   The University at Buffalo has worked with SUNY System Administration and OLIS to include their catalog in the SBII Library Project ( ); for more information see

OLIS – SCLD – SUNY Library Community Collaborations
•   The Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force committee charge and membership can be found at
•   Discovery Systems Task Force committee charge –
Task Force membership is Kathy Gundrum (Project Manager), Michelle Eichelberger (Genesee; community college representative), Kristy Lee (New Paltz; comprehensive colleges rep.), Laura Murray (OLIS), Chris  Poehlmann (Albany; university centers/doctoral rep.), John Schumacher (OLIS), Joe Williams (Maritime; tech colleges rep.)
•   Initial meetings for these two groups are being scheduled.

Electronic Resources 
•   The SCLD Shared Collections Task Force is seeking input on a survey regarding possible shared nursing ebook collections Survey ends 11/19/12;
•   ProQuest is on state contract ; the vendor indicates that they are striving to add Serials Solutions’ software to the contract;
•   Still awaiting full information/clarification regarding licensed ebook collections via EBSCO for SUNYConnect libraries;
•   Discount offer for Thieme E-Book Library: Flexibook Atlases & Textbooks ( )

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   “the library is bigger than anything we think it is”

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog 
•   The OLIS web log -