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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: November 12, 2015, 11:27:40 PM »
New Collection Development Tool in Progress:

Together with Kourtney Blackburn and Kate Ross of Saint John Fisher College, I presented a poster at the ACRL Western New York Ontario Chapter Conference on Friday, October 30th.  Below is a brief description of the Coordinated Collection Development API that Saint John Fisher College will be developing in collaboration with IDS Project:

Academic libraries in New York State have benefited from Coordinated Collection Development Aid, meant to support resource sharing, since 1981. In recent years, dwindling academic library budgets have increased the need to utilize funds effectively. Patrons already benefit from the connection between resource sharing and collection development, where ILL is important and shared collections are valued. A need existed to connect the dots between library collection development and resource sharing cooperatives, where the strength of resource sharing groups is the strength of the combined, diversified collections of its members.

The first phase of the project will be to create a tool (within ILLiad) to develop collections reactively, by matching patron loan requests with a corresponding library’s collection strengths. This tool will connect different systems together through a hosted web interface.  These systems will provide the data required for multiple library departments to use in order to begin to achieve coordinated collection development.

This project adds to existing movement toward coordinated collection development by amplifying the communication provided seamlessly within current systems.  The success of the project will be measured by the number of project participants as well as by the number of communication transactions.

This project is (partially) supported by Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program funds which are administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council.


IDS Project Online Learning Institute Update:

The new schedule for the Spring 2016 Online Learning Institute courses has been released.  Registration will open soon.  Course dates and descriptions are as follows:


Lending 101:

Spring Course Dates: January 11th - February 4th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Thursdays @ 3pm EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Lending Course will provide an overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of Interlibrary Loan Lending best practices and resources. This course will include an understanding of resource sharing language, tools, practical workflow processes, integrated resources, and future transitions. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance to 3 out of 4 live sessions held on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern.

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/lending101.aspx


Copyright 101:

Spring Course Dates: February 8th - March 4th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Mondays @ 11am EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Copyright Course will provide a practitioner's overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries and resource sharing. This course will include an understanding of copyright best practices as applied to Borrowing, Lending, and Document Delivery. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance at 3 out of 4 live sessions held Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00pm. For more course information visit:

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/copyright101.aspx


Borrowing 101:

Spring Course Dates: March 21st - April 15th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Wednesdays @ 2pm EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Borrowing Course will provide an overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of Interlibrary Loan Borrowing best practices and resources. This introductory course will include an understanding of resource sharing language, tools, practical workflow processes, integrated resources, and future transitions. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance to 3 out of 4 live sessions held on Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern.

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/borrowing101.aspx


New IDS Logic Subscriptions:

Brandeis University
New York University
University of Massachusetts
University of New Hampshire

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Nov. 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Cobleskill / 1st Vice President's Report
« on: November 12, 2015, 11:23:07 PM »
I attended the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD) meeting at the Woodcliff in Fairport, NY on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th and I am now part of two teams within SCLD.  As part of the SCLD strategic plan, I will be engaged in the Advocacy Group where I will be primarily contributing to establishing a web presence for SUNY Libraries on the http://www.suny.edu site.  I will provide more information on this initiative soon.  Members of the Advocacy Group working to raise the profile and promote the value of SUNY Libraries include:

Matthew Best, Erie Community College
Jessica Clemons, College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Michelle Currier, SUNY Canton
Mary Donohue, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
David Haggstrom, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
Suzanne Hayes, Empire State College
Bill Jones, SUNY Geneseo
Susan Lieberthal, Suffolk Community College – Ammerman Campus
Mark McBride, Monroe Community College
Terry Ronning, Adirondack Community College
Mark Smith, College of Ceramics at Alfred

I will also be participating in the SUNY-wide Integrated Library System (ILS) selection process, as well as helping to plan the next SCLD Meeting for Spring 2016.

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The Annual IDS Project Conference was held on Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st at the Hilton Garden Inn Watertown and was well received by attendees.  There were 104 attendees from 70 different institutions, including 11 out-of-state institutions.  The conference offered two pre-conference sessions, including a session led by Logan Rath titled “Modifying ILLiad Webpages,” and a session led by Bill Jones titled “ILLiad Client Addon Creation,” and contained 33 Conference sessions.  Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Atlas Systems, Copyright Clearance Center, EBSCO, NNYLN, and OCLC.

The 2015 Rivenburgh Innovation Award was given to the IDS Logic Development Team:

-- Bill Jones, IDS Project, Lead Support and Implementation Manager
-- Michael C. Mulligan, Upstate Medical, Lead Programmer
-- Shannon Pritting, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Project Lead

To read more about the award, please visit:  http://www.idsproject.org/about/rivenburghaward2015.aspx


IDS Project membership now stands at 85 member libraries.  We would like to welcome our newest members:

Hofstra University
St. John’s University
University at Albany
University of Rochester

IDS Logic, a service freely available to IDS Project member libraries, is a next generation resource sharing software that connects, via web services and APIs, library platforms that previously remained separated.  Current services include Lending Availability Service, Borrowing Availability Service, Borrowing and Lending Book Chapter Availability Service, Book Chapter Direct Requester, Article Licensing Information Availability Service (ALIAS), Custom Routing Rules, as well as the IDS Logic Rulekit.  IDS Logic is currently running at 96 sites, including 85 member libraries.  For more information, please visit http://rulekit.idsproject.org/

IDS Project currently has 11 IDS Logic subscription libraries:

Boston College
Northwestern University Library
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Oregon
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Wayne State University Libraries
Yale University

Recently, Bill Jones (IDS Project Creative Technologist), Mike Mulligan (IDS Project Lead Developer), and David Ketchum (Resource Sharing Library, University of Oregon) presented at the NWILL Conference on the effectiveness of IDS Logic Lending Availability Service (LAS) at the University of Oregon.  Based on David’s projections on an average of 17,500 lending loan transactions per year, LAS will save the University of Oregon approximately 145 hours of staff time (at 30 seconds per transaction).  The total salary savings will be $2,842 and with an LAS subscription cost of $750 per year, the service will save the institution $2,092 per year.

Since January 2015, Lending Availability Service has taken action upon approximately 511,000 lending loan transactions in total across all sites running LAS.  If the same math used by David in his savings analysis, we would find that LAS saved approximately $84,500 in staff time.

511,000 transactions multiplied by 30 seconds of time saved per transaction = 15,330,000 seconds
15,330,000 seconds divided by 60 seconds = 255,500 minutes
255,500 minutes divided by 60 minutes = 4,258 hours
4,258 hours multiplied by $19.6 per hour staff time (David’s figure) = $84,463

Please see the attachment for estimated savings through Lending Availability Service.


The IDS Project is excited to invite attendees to our Fall User Group Sessions!


Western User Group Session

The meeting will be held Thursday, October 8th at the RRLC from 10am to 4pm.  The meeting is capped at 40 attendees.  Please visit the Western User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/westernusergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.


Eastern User Group Session

The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 13th at the Sage Colleges from 10am to 4pm.  Please visit the Eastern User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/easternusergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.


METRO User Group Session

The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 28th at the METRO Facility from 10am to 3pm. The meeting is capped at 28.  Please visit the Metro User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/metrousergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.

The PaLs (Partner Libraries) list is located on the each Group's homepage.  If you did not choose a new partner this past summer, we will be following up on the PaL program during this User Group!

To register for the User Group meeting, please fill out the form here: http://idsproject.org/usergroups/registration.aspx
*Lunch will be provided.

IDS Project would like to welcome the following new Regional User Group Chairs:

Eastern User Group:  Melissa Perez (SUNY Binghamton)
METRO User Group:  Rebecca Hyams (SUNY Maritime)
Western User Group:  Ben Hogben (Ithaca College)
Western User Group:  Heidi Webb (SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry)

IDS Project would also like to thank the continuing Regional User Group Chairs:

Eastern User Group:  Katherine Brent (SUNY Cobleskill)
METRO User Group:  Philip Mui (New York Public Library)
Western User Group:  Lucy Yang (Tompkins-Cortland Community College)

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SUNYLA has three new delegates to welcome!  They are:

Daniel Ross:  SUNY Geneseo
Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz:  Onondaga Community College
Katie DeRusso:  Monroe Community College

SUNY Potsdam is in need of a SUNYLA delegate.

SUNYLA President Rebecca Hyams and I will be attending the upcoming SCLD meeting at Monroe Community College on October 15th and October 16th.

I will be serving with Rebecca and other SUNYLA members on the SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference Planning Team.  More information on this virtual conference will be available soon.



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The IDS Project's 11th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown, NY. This year's conference theme is “Navigating the Rivers of Data Driven Productivity.” Approximately 250 attendees are expected.

On Wednesday, July 29th, we will be hosting two Pre-Conference Sessions concurrently with the All-Region User Group Meeting. The first session on ILLiad Webpages will include modifying and enhancing your ILLiad webpages to work best for your library. Having IT experience will help though it isn't required. The second session on ILLiad Addons will be a programming session that will go over the basics of the programming language Lua, the ILLiad Client, and how to create your own Client Addons. If you have some programming knowledge, then the session will be easier to understand, but it is not a requirement. Attendees are expected to bring their own laptop with a connection to a live instance of ILLiad.

This year's conference is packed with information and training regarding exciting new technologies and strategies for access, resource sharing and acquisitions/collection development. You can choose to follow an entire track or choose individual sessions from across each track.

CONFERENCE AGENDA:
The preliminary conference agenda is available at:  http://www.idsproject.org/conferences/2015/sessionslist.aspx

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lars Leon
Lars Leon is the Head of Resource Sharing with some additional staff development and assessment responsibilities at the University of Kansas Libraries. His research and service interests focus on looking at how we can provide best service possible in an efficient manner. This has led to research from interlibrary loan group best practices to staff development and value of services provided.

He recently completed a resource sharing cost study with Nancy Kress, North Carolina State University, which can be found at http://hdl.handle.net/1808/9655 His research continues looking in more detail at critical areas identified in this work. He has given a variety of presentations and workshops that has taken him everywhere from Kansas to Stockholm, Reykjavik, and Bulgaria. He has enjoyed presenting in all venues including the Colorado ILL Conference, Northwest ILL and Resource Sharing Conference, Texas, Chicago, and more.


PRE-CONFERENCE COST: $100
Pre-Conference registration includes the following:
• Modifying ILLiad Webpages (9:00am-12:00pm)
• Lunch
• How to Create ILLiad Client Addons (1:00pm-4:00pm)
• Snacks & drinks provided
• Free car parking at Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown

CONFERENCE COST: $175 Registration Fee.
Accepted methods of payment for registration include credit card and direct billing
Conference registration includes the following:
• Thursday and Friday Conference Programs
• Snacks & drinks at each break
• 2 breakfasts
• 2 lunches
• Thursday dinner
• Fun-filled social gatherings and great camaraderie Wednesday & Thursday evenings!
• Free car parking at Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown

TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING:
Watertown is well-served by bus and airlines. Instructions on getting to the conference site from public transportation are found at: http://www.idsproject.org/conferences/2015/lodgingtransportation.aspx
Be sure to bring a NYS tax exempt form for your hotel reservation, if applicable.

CASUAL DRESS:
We want everyone to be comfortable during our days of work and nights of play.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Go the following URL:
http://www.idsproject.org/conferences/2015/registration.aspx
If you already have an IDS Project login account, please login to your account before accessing the registration page. Once you are logged in and at the registration page, please make your registration selection and click on the "Register Now!" button. Your information will automatically be entered for registration.

If you do not have an IDS Project member login, please create one using the registration tool. In creating this account, you will be automatically enrolled in the Conference. Once you are registered for the conference, you will be directed to a Thank You page that provides instructions for Conference Registration Payment and making Hotel Reservations.

All registered conference attendees will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for registration payment and hotel registration. Please register for the conference and your lodging as soon as possible. This will help us a great deal in planning all of the conference logistics.

For frequently asked questions, please visit http://idsproject.org/conferences/2015/faq.aspx

CONTACTS:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference, please contact:
Bill Jones, thebilljones@idsproject.org (585-245-5172)
Mark Sullivan, director@idsproject.org (585-245-5172)

We look forward to seeing you in Watertown at this summer's IDS Project Conference!!


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June 3, 2015 Council Meeting @ Purchase (Annual) / TUG Report
« on: June 03, 2015, 08:34:30 AM »
There will be a Technology User Group Committee meeting today (June 3rd) at Purchase College Library, room 0012 (Lower Level) from 4pm - 5pm.  Everyone is invited to join!

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March 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Purchase / TUG Chair Report
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:17:25 AM »
Statistics on the SUNYLA Midwinter Online Conference 2015:

1.  Attendees All - This includes everyone that attended the morning and/or the afternoon.  Total:  250

2.  DeDuped Attendees - This includes only one name per attendee (removed duplicates for people who attended both morning and afternoon).  Total: 167

3.  DeDuped Universities - We had a total of 132 institutions represented in attendance!

4.  ALL Registrants - This is everyone who registered.  Total:  252

5.  Attendees Analytics (See attached)

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March 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Purchase / IDS Project Report
« on: March 13, 2015, 09:02:58 AM »
Registration for the Spring 2015 Regional User Group meeting is now open!  The dates and locations are as follows:

-- Eastern Group:  Thursday, April 9th (10am - 4pm) @ Binghamton University
-- METRO Group:  Wednesday, April 29th (10am - 4pm) @ METRO NY Library Council
-- Western Group:  Wednesday, April 15th (10am - 4pm) @ The College at Brockport, SUNY

Call for Proposals for the 2015 IDS Project Conference has been released.  The annual conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Watertown.  Please submit your presentation/poster proposals at http://idsproject.org/conferences/2015/proposals.aspx

For more information about the conference, please visit http://idsproject.org/conferences.aspx

Pilot Member Libraries have been announced!  The new custom holdings groups for IDS Project are:

Loans (75):
BNG BUF BUFSP CTX NYG NYP RRR RVE SYB UVV VDB VDH VGA VGK VJA VJN VND VQT VSI VVB VVD VVJ VVO VVV VVX VWB VXF VXP VXT VXV VYA VYE VYQ VYT VZB VZJ WKM XBM XDM XFM XJM XMM XNC XQM YAH YBM YCM YDM YEM YFM YGM YJA YJL YJM YOM YPM YSM YSY YTM ZBM ZCZ ZDG ZEM ZGM ZHC ZHM ZLM ZMM ZOW ZPM ZQM ZRS ZVM ZXC ZZY

Articles (82):
BBH BNG BUF BUFSP CTX EAU IXA MDY NYG NYP RRR RVE SYB UVV VDB VDH VGA VGK VJA VJN VND VQT VRU VSI VVB VVD VVJ VVO VVV VWB VVX VXF VXP VXT VXV VYA VYE VYQ VYT VZB VZJ WEL WKM XBM XDM XFM XIM XJM XMM XNC XQM YAH YBM YCM YDM YEM YFM YGM YJA YJL YJM YOM YPM YSM YSY YTM ZBM ZCZ ZDG ZEM ZGM ZHC ZHM ZLM ZMM ZOW ZPM ZQM ZRS ZVM ZXC ZZY

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:52:18 AM »
Seven out-of-state pilot member libraries began the preliminary stages of Mentoring and will soon join the IDS Project custom holdings groups.  These libraries are American University, Bowdoin College, Duke University, Middlebury College, University of Richmond, University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.  IDS Project member libraries will receive official announcements to update custom holdings groups via the IDS-L mailing list when these libraries are ready to go live.

Voting on the IDS Project Council bylaws opened on Wednesday, January 21st and will continue to be open until February 13th, 2015.  Voting instructions were sent to library directors and appointed library representatives via the IDSDirectors-L mailing list.  If you think that you were supposed to receive voting instructions and you did not, please contact Mark Sullivan at director@idsproject.org

IDS Project will be presenting a poster session at the upcoming 2015 ILLiad International Conference focusing on “Extending Community and Innovation.”  Shannon Pritting, Director of Library and Learning Resources at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, will be also be presenting his presentation titled “IDS Logic:  Connecting ILLiad with OCLC and other Services via Server Addons” at the ILLiad Conference.

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / TUG Report
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:51:02 AM »
The SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference titled “DIY Toolbox:  Library Innovation on a Shoestring” will be held on Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:30pm.  This conference aims to appeal to all librarians, with topics ranging from reference tools, to data management, to marketing, and beyond.  SUNYLA’s Midwinter Virtual Conference Planning Committee members include Michelle Eichelberger (SUNY Genesee CC), Bill Jones (SUNY Geneseo), Rebecca Hyams (SUNY Maritime), Jill Locascio (SUNY Optometry), and Lyndsie Robinson (SUNY Oneonta).  Within three hours of opening registration, there were 48 attendees registered, and within twenty-four hours the registration count jumped to over 100 attendees!  Registration currently sits at a stunning count of 209 attendees.  This webinar will be hosted through GoToWebinar, provided by IDS Project, and recordings of presentations will be made available through the SUNYLA website.

For full information on the Conference, please visit http://www.sunyla.org/midwinter2015full

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September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / TUG Report
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:25:57 PM »
Ken Fujiuchi has passed the "TUG Torch" and I am now the Technology User Group Chair.  Please contact me at jonesw@geneseo.edu if you have any technology initiatives that you would like to pursue together or if there is anything that I can do to help you.

Thank you for this opportunity,
Bill Jones

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SUNYLA Virtual Meeting September 26

Join us for a webinar on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT.

Register now!  To register, you only need to provide your first name, last name, and email address.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4497061193064562690

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at jonesw@geneseo.edu

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September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / IDS Liaison Report
« on: September 23, 2014, 03:47:43 PM »
Registration is open for the upcoming Regional User Group meetings:  http://idsproject.org/usergroups.aspx

IDS Logic has been installed at approximately 35 libraries.  A new IDS Logic version of ALIAS has been developed and is being tested at SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University.

The IDS Project Online Learning Institute is expanding its partnership outside of NY and is working with Indiana State, IUPUI, Nazareth College, Monroe Community College, Notre Dame, RIT, SUNY Geneseo, and Yale University.

IDS Project had a successful annual conference with 150 attendees in Syracuse, NY.  There were many wonderful presentations, an inspiring keynote address by Tom Bruno of Yale University, updates from NY3Rs and Atlas, and the Rivenburgh Innovation Award was presented to Ed Rivenburgh at the Conference Celebration and Awards Ceremony.  View presentations here:  http://idsproject.org/conferences/2014/presentations.aspx

Gift & Deselection Manager Online is scheduled for a Spring 2015 release.

Bill Jones is now officially the IDS Project Creative Technologist.

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