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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
September 23, 2016

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Thanks to The Aleph Group (OLIS/ITEC), the v.22 upgrade work has been completed for all development and all production systems on the shared servers; work completed successfully and on schedule; good work TAG!

SUNYConnect Library Services Platform
•   A Request for Proposals is being finalized as the next step in the process of selecting a new SUNYConnect Library Services Platform vendor; plan is to have the RFP out this year with vendor selection in the first quarter of 2017;
•   Review and discussion of the RFP will continue at the SUNY Council of Library Directors’ Fall Meeting (October 18,19);
•   Thanks to Shannon Pritting (SUNY Polytechnic) and Maureen Zajkowski (OLIS) for their work on the RFP;
•   A SUNYConnect LSP migration/implementation planning team is meeting in Albany today to continue planning; team members are Patrick Callahan (Purchase), Jessica Clemons (ESF), Karen Gardner-Athey (OLIS), Greg Gosselin (CUNY), Carey Hatch (OLIS), Curtis Kendrick (Binghamton),  Mark McBride (Monroe),  Gail Pawlowski (OLIS), Shannon Pritting (SUNY Polytechnic), Trevor Riley (Ceramics), John Schumacher (OLIS), Jennifer Smathers (Brockport), Mark Smith (Ceramics); Maureen Zajkowski (OLIS);
•   Look for calls to participate in one or more of various working groups that will be created to work on getting-ready-for-the-new-library-system.
 
Electronic Resources 
•   Shared nursing ebook collection initiative (2016/17) has grown: additional campus participants, more content, and addition to the number of simultaneous users; per-campus costs are less than last year;
•   Free access to Gale Researcher and additional information available at this site (registration required); trial access is available through October;
•   The next meetings with the SUNY team and Elsevier will focus on 1) customer service issues 2) scholarly publication trends/open access; the SUNY team is Timothy Arnold (Jamestown), Austin Booth (Buffalo), Jessica Clemons (ESF), Carey Hatch (OLIS), Curtis Kendrick (Binghamton), Heath Martin (Stony Brook), Rebecca Mugridge (Albany), Trevor Riley (Ceramics), John Schumacher (OLIS), Bonnie Swoger (Geneseo);
•   Campus subscriptions for Annual Reviews (2017) are being finalized;
•   Please look for the upcoming call to participate to make a 2017 university-wide New England Journal of Medicine license a reality;
•   SUNY ScienceDirect titles/holdings updated (EBSCO and ProQuest);
•   Cold calls and related inquiries – Does you library have (purchasing) interest in Taylor/Francis ebooks), OneSource (business/marketing information), Berg Fashion Library ?
Open Educational Resources
•   Introduction to OERs course begins October 3rd; more information and registration available;

Collaborations
•   SCLD, University Faculty Senate, OLIS group working on open access issues, including webinars scheduled for Open Access Week (October 24-30, 2016).

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

OLIS News
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services and search committees are in the process of reviewing and/or finalizing applications for systems librarian and library senior strategist positions.



Links (in this document)
http://solutions.cengage.com/researcher/
http://galesupport.com/trial/sunyresearcher/
http://www.annualreviews.org/
https://www.avention.com/products   
https://www.bloomsburyfashioncentral.com/products/berg-fashion-library
http://www.cvent.com/events/open-suny-center-for-online-teaching-excellence-cote-catalog-of-offerings/custom-40-e42870a056e8489bb4ab09f0ae02faf6.aspx
https://www2.sysadm.suny.edu/Vacancy_2/submit/vacancy_description.cfm?jobDsc=LibrarySystemsSpecialist.htm&JOB_LIS_ID=7943
https://www2.sysadm.suny.edu/Vacancy_2/submit/vacancy_description.cfm?jobDsc=LibrarySeniorStrategist%2Ehtm&JOB_LIS_ID=8368

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
June 8, 2016

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Thanks to The Aleph Group (OLIS/ITEC), the v.22 upgrade work has been completed for all development systems on the shared servers;
•   Upgrade of the production systems is scheduled to begin June 21, with completion scheduled for August 11.

SUNYConnect Library Services Platform
•   SUNYLA pre-conference program (6/8/16 1:30pm) – “Finding the Right Platform for Convergence and Cooperation: Selecting the Next ILS for SUNY”;
•   The Library Systems RFI Review team presented a substantive update/status report at the SCLD meeting in April.
 
Empire Library Delivery
•   The SUNY Council of Library Directors voted to keep ELD as a SUNYConnect core service with the current five stop/delivery parameter for all SUNYConnect participants;
•   A new agreement will have to be established between SUNY and the Empire State Library Network regarding ELD and for after December 2016.

Electronic Resources 
•   Extension of current licenses – EBSCO databases (through June 2018), EDS (June 2018), hosted Curriculum Builder application (June 2018);
•   Work on shared nursing ebook collection renewal is underway; one third of SUNYConnect participates in this shared collection (via STAT!Ref); get in touch if your campus would like to join the group; additional details coming soon;
•   Look for announcements regarding Scopus webinars, consultations and training sessions;
•   The SUNY team and Elsevier met April 19, 2016 to begin discussions on a wide range of topics (current licenses, increasing the value of current licenses, issues related to changes in scholarly communication/publication and pricing/business models);
•   EBSCO has announced that JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is now indexed in EDS;
•   Cold calls and related inquiries – Does you library have (purchasing) interest in Emarketer, Informa (& Taylor/Francis), JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), Kanopy (new PDA customers), OECD publications,  PolicyMap , Skillsoft/Books24x7, and/or Springer/Nature ? 
Open Educational Resources
•   SUNY OER Services center announced --“Open SUNY Textbooks scales up open educational resources (OER) adoption and creation services for SUNY campuses and faculty”; “Major support and funding for expanding SUNY’s use of OER come from the SUNY Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Alex Cartwright, as well as the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services.” (from press release); also see article from Campus Technology;
•   The Intermediate OER Topics course is currently underway;
•   Thursday conference session (SUNYLA; 10:15am) – “Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions: An Update on OER Activities”.

Collaborations
•   The SCLD meeting included a successful “gallery walk”; thanks to those who worked to highlight some of the great things going on around SUNY libraries; take a look at the various posters here;
•   Please distribute this survey (from the University Faculty Senate) on open access and scholarly communications widely around campus.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

OLIS News
•   Many thanks to Laura Murray for decades of service to the State University of New York and to SUNYConnect; Laura has retired from SUNY but will work part-time (remotely) on ongoing open educational resource initiatives;
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services is still awaiting final word on being able to fill at least one vacancy;  work is going forward on hiring a shared web programmer (shared with Open SUNY) as well as for a systems librarian position.

News
•   Members of OLIS will see you in Binghamton (SUNYLA 2016); expected at all or some of the conference: Carey Hatch, Maureen Zajkowski, John Schumacher, Karen Gardner-Athey, Gail Pawlowski;
•   “EBSCO Supports New Open Source Library Project”



Links (in this document)
https://sunyla2016.wordpress.com/program/pre-conference-workshops/
https://www.esln.org/
https://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/curriculum-builder
http://www.statref.com/
https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus
http://www.jove.com/
http://www.emarketer.com/home1
http://informa.com/
http://informa.com/divisions/academic-publishing/
https://www.kanopystreaming.com/
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/
https://www.policymap.com/products/
http://www.skillsoft.com/business-solutions/
http://www.springernature.com/
http://textbooks.opensuny.org/suny-oer-services/
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/06/03/suny-project-to-expand-access-to-open-educational-resources.aspx
https://sunyla2016.wordpress.com/program/thursday-conference-sessions/
http://pressbooks.opensuny.org/suny-libraries/
https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00sbIkDPtF0X6rb
https://www2.sysadm.suny.edu/Vacancy_2/submit/vacancy_description.cfm?jobDsc=LibrarySystemsSpecialist.htm&JOB_LIS_ID=7943
https://sunyla2016.wordpress.com/program/
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/04/22/ebsco-kuali-open-source-project/






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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
March 11, 2016

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Work is on track for the SUNYConnect LMS upgrade (Aleph v.22; on the shared servers) by summer 2016.

Library Systems Request for Information (RFI)
•   The Library Systems RFI Review team has just completed initial vendor demonstrations in regard to a new SUNYConnect library management system (March 8  & 9); vendors heard from were Ex Libris (ProQuest), Innovative, OCLC and SirsiDynix;
•   After the vendor demos, the Team will review next steps toward determining the procurement process for a new SUNYConnect LMS.

Empire Library Delivery
•   The SUNYConnect Coordinating and Finance Committee is putting together a survey seeking participants’ input/opinion regarding possible changes to the Empire Library Delivery service for SUNYConnect.

Electronic Resources 
•   A university-wide free trial of Web of Science is ongoing; trial access is available until May 6,2016;   
•   SUNY and Elsevier are meeting April 19, 2016 as an initial discussion on issues of mutual concern and interest; the SUNY group is comprised of Timothy Arnold (Jamestown), Austin Booth (Buffalo), Jessica Clemons (ESF), Constantia Constantinou (Stony Brook), Carey Hatch (OLIS), Curtis Kendrick (Binghamton), Rebecca Mugridge (Albany), Kate Pitcher (Geneseo), Trevor Riley (Ceramics/SUNYLA), John Schumacher (OLIS), Ginger Trow (Delhi);
•   EBSCO has announced that a Plum Analytics component will be added to the CINAHL (nursing) database.

Open Educational Resources
•   Registration for the Intermediate OER Topics course is now open;
•   The Introduction to OERs course is being offered again; registration deadline is March 14, 2016.

Collaborations
•   Your OLIS colleagues are working with the SUNY Council of Library Directors, SUNYLA and other groups on a number of projects, including the upcoming SCLD meeting, SCLD’s strategic plan, evaluating a new library system, OERs, Open SUNY, etc.



SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

OLIS News
•   Laura Murray has announced her retirement from SUNY as of June 2016; much thanks to Laura for her many years of service to SUNY, SUNY libraries and to the Office of Library and Information Services; she will be missed;
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services is still awaiting final word on being able to fill a number of office vacancies;
•   OLIS  has moved to 10 North Pearl (downtown Albany); contact information remains the same;

News
•   The New York State Serials Contract has been renewed.


Links (in this document)
http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/
https://www.iii.com/index.php
https://www.oclc.org/worldshare.en.html
http://www.sirsidynix.com/
https://www.esln.org/services/empire-library-delivery/
http://tinyurl.com/hjq3hp2 
http://thomsonreuters.com/en/products-services/scholarly-scientific-research/scholarly-search-and-discovery/web-of-science.html
http://plumanalytics.com/ 
http://www.cvent.com/d/2fqqyv
http://www.cvent.com/d/sfqqrd
http://open.suny.edu/
http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/purchase/spg/awards/2002021681CAN.HTM





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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
January 29, 2016

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Work is ongoing regarding the Aleph upgrade to v22 for campuses with Aleph installed on the shared server environment at ITEC (currently at v20); while we don't anticipate major changes with Version 22 there are some nice enhancements and fixes; we expect to have the upgrade completed by summer 2016; as always, we hope to minimize any downtime;
•   A new Footprints Knowledge Base Solution is now available:
    #12458 - How To Batch Load Vendor Files of MARC Records; to access or if there are questions about these master documents, go to https://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/

Library Systems Request for Information (RFI)
•   The Library Systems RFI Review team is Shannon Pritting (chair; SUNY Poly), Maureen Zajkowski (OLIS), Rebecca Hyams (Maritime), Gregg Kiehl (Tompkins Cortland), Jenn Murray (Buffalo), Gail Pawlowski (OLIS), Violet Price (Downstate), Angela Rhodes (Morrisville), Jennifer Smathers (Brockport);
•   The team presented information on the SUNY library survey regarding a new library system as well as other activities during a January 21, 2016 webinar; a recording of the session is available; recording link has been posted to sunyla-l and scld-l email lists;
•   Tentative schedule: vendor demos (spring 2016), SUNY request for proposals (end of 2016, beginning of 2017).

Empire Library Delivery
•   Details related to the Empire Library Delivery service have been changed recently by the Empire State Library Network; SUNYConnect governance will need to decide what additional options might be available to SUNYConnect institutions and their ELD service; such changes would come into effect no sooner than July 1, 2016.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   An EDS widget will be made available to access the NYS Historical Newspapers site directly from the EDS interface;
 
Electronic Resources 
•   A university-wide free trial of Web of Science is likely to start in mid-February; trial access will be available for approximately two months;
•   The SUNY-specific knowledgebase for ScienceDirect has been updated in EBSCO and ProQuest systems;   
•   Cold call – please contact the OLIS Liaison if you are interested in IHS Standards & Regulations Industry Products; as well as information on interest in the EBSCO product/resource, PrepSTEP
•   Thanks to Stony Brook’s participation and the SCOAP3 initiative for making the following journals open access publications: European Physical Journal C – Particles & Fields, Journal of High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics B, Physics Letter B.

SUNY Digital Repository
•   The SUNY Digital Repository includes 32 Campus Communities, 341 Collections and 40,033 Items; the SDR’s current world ranking is #418 (out of 2000+ repositories).

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Some OLIS staff members have been involved in a variety of Open SUNY activities (Open SUNY ALS, revising the Open SUNY “digital DNA”, etc.)

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

News
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services has moved to 10 North Pearl (downtown Albany); contact information remains the same;
•   The New York Reference and Research Library Resources Councils are now called the Empire State Library Network.

Links (in this document)
https://www.esln.org/services/empire-library-delivery/
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/
http://thomsonreuters.com/en/products-services/scholarly-scientific-research/scholarly-search-and-discovery/web-of-science.html
https://www.ihs.com/industry/standards-and-regulations.html
https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/prepstep
http://scoap3.org/
https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/
http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/world?page=4
http://open.suny.edu/
http://opensunyals.org/
https://www.esln.org/


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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
November 13, 2015



SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Work is underway planning the Aleph upgrade to v22 for campuses with Aleph installed on the shared server environment at ITEC (currently at v20);  While we don't anticipate major changes with Version 22 there are some nice enhancements and fixes.  We expect to have the upgrade completed by early 2017. As always, we hope to minimize any downtime.  Reasons for the upgrade:
o   No further service packs are being developed for v20 (no new functionality or bug fixes)
o   Version 20 runs on an end-of-life version of Oracle (no new updates for security and/or functionality being developed)
o   Current Aleph servers (both hardware and Operating System) will reach end-of-life in 2017.

Library Systems Request for Information (RFI)
•   The Library Systems RFI Review team is composed of members from the SUNY Council of Library Directors Executive Board, OLIS, and representatives from campuses.
•   The Team surveyed Library Directors – themes in that survey include:
   Interest in levels of data sharing and collaborative services across campuses
   Interest in building community based groups in support of implementation and ongoing maintenance
   Interest in developing system-wide workflows/processes
   Readiness (budget and staff) in taking part in a migration

•   The Team is now analyzing this input to provide additional focus for SUNYConnect LMS needs/specifications to assist in getting more streamlined and relevant proposals from the vendors in the future;
•   Vendor webinars and/or demonstrations will be scheduled;
•   To help the SUNY library community (beyond the members of the RFI Review team) acquire information on developments in library systems, a “Next Gen” Library Systems Information Group has been created in the SUNY Learning Commons.  This site contains the RFI vendor responses that have been designated for sharing internally within the larger SUNY community.  Please see the announcement about how to access the “Next Gen” Library Systems Information Group that was distributed in early July.





EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Please keep the feedback coming on the new Full Text Finder (OpenURL software) as well as on Curriculum Builder (reading list tool) use;
•   Some of the SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Electronic Resources 
•   A SUNYConnect-wide license for the New England Journal of Medicine (2016) has been established; thanks goes to the 36 SUNYs that have made the license possible for the entire group (per-campus cost is 30% of cost if that campus licensed the journal on their own);
•   The next round of “title swapping” in regard to the SUNYConnect ScienceDirect license is underway; additional journals available on ScienceDirect as of 2016 will be made available (including Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing);
•   The university-wide license for the National Fire Protection Association (codes, etc.) has been re-established via non-library/non-OLIS funds;
•   Cold call – please contact the OLIS Liaison if you are interested in SBRNet (Sports Business Research Network) .

OLIS News
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services is scheduled to move offices in mid-November 2015; contact information will remain the same.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Work is currently underway on the “Intermediate and Advanced OER Topics” course adapted by Laura Murray and Karen Gardner-Athey (OLIS) from the open course OER101. The original OER101 course was designed under an IIT Grant by a team of SUNY librarians and faculty.  This course will be offered for the first time in January of 2016.  Like the introductory course, it is intended for SUNY faculty, instructional designers and librarians.
•   SUNY OERs (open educational resources) can now be cataloged in the SUNY Digital Repository (SDR). More information about this is available on the Open SUNY ALS site

News
   ProQuest signs agreement to acquire Ex Libris;

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 


Links (in this document)
http://blog.sunyconnect.suny.edu/2015/09/01/library-systems-whats-next-whats-new/
mailto:sunyeds@ls.suny.edu
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277   
http://www.nejm.org/
http://codesonline.nfpa.org/
http://www.sbrnet.com/Academic-Subscription.aspx
https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/handle/1951/65009
http://opensunyals.org/oer_sdr.html.
http://librarytechnology.org/news/pr.pl?id=21043 


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Report updates -

- Curriculum Builder webinar is re-scheduled for 10/23/15 at 9am.  A recording will also be made available.  Webinar details will be posted to sunyeds@ls.suny.edu

- Access has been restored for the fire code/building code resource (http://codesonline.nfpa.org/NFPA/a/fulltoc/currenthandbook )

John

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Please note - the Curriculum Builder webinar mentioned in the report is currently being re-scheduled.  I'll let you know about that.
The webinar will be available via a recording as well.

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Hello.

I am unable to participate in the 9/25/15 meeting.  Please let me know if there are questions or comments related to the OLIS report and/or things SUNYConnect.
Thanks,
John

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
September 25, 2015


SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   One Bib Project – a decision was made in July to step back from the One Bib project until the Library System Request for Information (RFI) review process has concluded; for more information see the announcement distributed at the end of July 2015;
•   Work is underway to start the process of an Aleph upgrade to v22 for campuses with Aleph installed on the shared server environment at ITEC (currently at v20);


Library Systems Request for Information (RFI)
•   In April 2015 the OLIS distributed an RFI to solicit responses from vendors regarding developments in the library systems market;
•   A Library Systems RFI Review team was established to review the vendor responses.   It is composed of members from the SUNY Council of Library Directors Executive Board, OLIS, and representatives from campuses.  The team met on August 5, 2015 to discuss findings and next steps.
•   Initial findings from vendor responses reviewed at the August 5, 2015 meeting include:
o   Many systems are still in development
o   Systems offer new tools and work procedures
o   Strong focus on management of electronic resources
o   Software as a Service (SaaS) models are the norm
o   Heavy emphasis on use of APIs for 3rd party product integration – which raises questions about support services
o   Systems provide opportunities for collaboration across SUNY campuses in ways not available with Aleph
o   Pricing is impacted by several metrics including system configuration (level of sharing across campuses)
•   Next steps discussed at the August 5, 2015 meeting:
o   Survey for Library Directors – themes in that survey include:
   Interest in levels of data sharing and collaborative services across campuses
   Interest in building community based groups in support of implementation and ongoing maintenance
   Interest in developing system-wide workflows/processes
   Readiness (budget and staff) in taking part in a migration
o   Survey was distributed to the SCLD list on 9/14/15
o   Survey results will be discussed at Directors’ October meeting
o   Schedule vendor demos in November timeframe to address questions from RFI Review Team and the library directors discussion in October
To help the SUNY library community (beyond the members of the RFI Review team) acquire information on developments in library systems, a “Next Gen” Library Systems Information Group has been created in the SUNY Learning Commons.  This site contains the RFI vendor responses that have been designated for sharing internally within the larger SUNY community.  Please see the announcement about how to access the “Next Gen” Library Systems Information Group that was distributed in early July.


EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Curriculum Builder (reading list interoperability between CMS (Bb, etc.) and EDS) webinar for SUNY scheduled for October 9, 2015 (10am); the webinar will be recorded and made available; additional details will be made available asap;
•   Please keep the feedback coming on the new Full Text Finder (OpenURL software) as well as on Curriculum Builder use;
•   Some of the SUNY EDS sites can be found here.


Full-Text Finder (EBSCO)
•   Most of the SUNY EDS sites have completed at least initial set-up and configuration of the new Full Text Finder software.


Electronic Resources 
•   SUNYConnect libraries will be offered trial access to Web of Science;
•   The process for seeing if we can pay for a university-wide license for the New England Journal of Medicine is about to get started;
•   Look for more information, coming soon on the next round of “title swapping” in regard to the SUNYConnect ScienceDirect license;
•   Efforts are underway to see if the university-wide license for the National Fire Protection Association (codes, etc.) can be re-established; the license increased in price dramatically;
•   The shared nursing ebook program (vendor – STAT!Ref) continues for 2015/16 with one additional campus; per-campus costs went down;
•   Update to SUNY ScienceDirect knowledgebase (August 2015) has been processed by ProQuest and EBSCO;
•   SUNY campus’ 2016 renewal for Annual Reviews has been submitted;
•   The demand driven acquisition of JStor ebook project is not going forward;
•   Cold call – please contact the OLIS Liaison if you are interested in Textile Outlook International .











OLIS Updates
•   With a heavy heart, the OLIS reports that Marguerite E. “Maggie” Horn has retired after almost 20 years of dedicated service to SUNY, first as Head of Cataloging at the University at Albany and then for 15 years at the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services; and in total, more than 40 years of remarkable service in serials cataloging, data analysis and creative problem solving across an impressive range of private and public institutions.  We wish her all the best in her next adventures.  Thanks to colleagues who joined in sending best wishes to Maggie.
•   Thanks to Victoria Ossenfort, programmer analyst for OLIS and Open SUNY for her service to SUNY; Victoria has resigned her position;
•   Open SUNY as well as the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services are scheduled to move offices in mid-October 2015; contact information will remain the same.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•    “Introduction to Open Educational Resources” (OERs) course, facilitated by Karen Gardner-Athey is being updated; registration is open for the guided version of the course; and more information and access to course materials available;
•   Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions has additional content, including faculty profiles for Open SUNY textbook authors from Binghamton and Genesee; 

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
http://blog.sunyconnect.suny.edu/2015/09/01/one-bib-project-update/
http://blog.sunyconnect.suny.edu/2015/09/01/library-systems-whats-next-whats-new/
http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/curriculum-builder
mailto:sunyeds@ls.suny.edu
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
https://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/technology/full-text-finder
http://thomsonreuters.com/en/products-services/scholarly-scientific-research/scholarly-search-and-discovery/web-of-science.html
http://www.textilesintelligence.com/tistoi/
http://www.cvent.com/events/introduction-to-oers-facilitated/event-summary-bf7d63e779be48ef8fa1f3067b34797b.aspx
http://opensunyals.org/learnmore.html
http://opensunyals.org/index.html
http://opensunyals.org/facultyshowcase.html

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
June 3, 2015

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   OLIS and SCLD executive board will be reviewing vendor responses to SUNY’s Request for Information soliciting information from next generation library management system vendors;
•   Public versions of vendors’ RFI responses will be made available to the SUNY library community;
•   OLIS will provide updates on the shared catalog/single bib project at the SUNYLA Conference.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   All campuses have at least initial configuration of the EBSCO tool Curriculum Builder (reading list interoperability between CMS (Bb, etc.) and EDS); the vendor hosted and supported version of the tool is available to all interested SUNY EDS campuses at no additional charge (through June 2017);
•   EBSCO and Northern NY Library Network are looking into the feasibility of including the New York Historic Newspaper content in EDS;
•   Some of the SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Full-Text Finder (EBSCO)
•   See EBSCO’s schedule of training sessions; including ones on Full Text Finder.

Electronic Resources 
•   Renewal costs of shared nursing ebook program have been received from the vendor (STAT!Ref); contact OLIS Liaison if you are interested in participating;
•   Scopus is available to all SUNY ScienceDirect campuses; “Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature” [vendor website];
•   ArtStor “Shared Shelf” amendment to SUNY-ArtStor contract being finalized; vendor has agreed to an additional discount;
•   Kanopy demand driven acquisition program offer (initiated by Western NY 3R) is available to all SUNY libraries;
•   Update to SUNY ScienceDirect knowledgebase (May 2015) has been sent to ProQuest and EBSCO;
•   Cold calls (and related) – please contact the OLIS Liaison if you are interested in one or more of the following: American Academy of Pediatrics, NEJM Journal Watch, Statista (initial contact with vendor has been made).

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Open SUNY Executive Director, Kim Scalzo is scheduled to start later this month;
•   Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) course was facilitated by Karen Gardner-Athey and included librarian, instructional designer and teaching faculty participants;
•   Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions on “adopting OERs;
•   OER community/content is now included in the SUNY Digital Repository; see this link for more information on participating;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   https://sunyla2015.wordpress.com/   
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/curriculum-builder
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
•   https://ebscotraining.webex.com/mw0401lsp12/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ebscotraining
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/technology/full-text-finder
•   http://www.statref.com/
•   http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus
•   http://www.artstor.org/sharedshelf
•   https://www.kanopystreaming.com/
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Kanopy+offer+2015.docx
•   https://www.aap.org/en-us/professional-resources/publications-and-journals/pages/publications-and-journals.aspx
•   http://www.jwatch.org/about/journal-watch
•   http://www.statista.com/
•   http://www.cvent.com/d/drq011
•   http://opensunyals.org/adoptingoers.html
•   https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/handle/1951/65009
•   http://opensunyals.org/oer_sdr.html
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny

 

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Hello.

See attached file version of the report for the full, linked version.

I will be unable to participate in the 3/13/15 meeting; as always, let me know if there are questions/comments.
John

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
March 13, 2015

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   OLIS is drafting a Request for Information document to solicit information from next generation library management system vendors;
•   Phase 2 of the shared catalog/single bib POC (Proof of Concept) is continuing.  The following activities have been underway:
-   Building the server environment for Phase 2 of the POC (to accommodate merging data from all 57 campuses)
-   Building the “u-tree” environments/Aleph table updates for all 57 campuses
-   Aleph PROD data was copied to campus Aleph DEV regions
-   Data updates on the Aleph DEV regions (on servers 002 and 004) in preparation for the record merges
o   For instance – staff user accounts and bibliographic data; 
o   Please note that all changes were made only to Aleph DEV regions;
o   Please submit any questions to Footprints;
-   WebOPAC development/testing within a shared one bib environment
-   Acquiring OCLC master records for all 57 campuses (~2.6 million received)
       Anticipated OLIS/ITEC activities for March:
-   copy campus xxx30, xxx50, xxx60 data from Aleph DEV servers to the Phase 2 POC server
-   determine when merges start to create the new SNY60 and SNY50 libraries
-   load the OCLC master records
-   begin the first bib data merge load (starting with two campuses from 002) and review
•   OLIS will provide updates on the project at the upcoming SCLD meeting and a proposal for an update session at the SUNYLA Conference has been submitted;

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   Phase 1 campuses have begun implementing the EBSCO tool Curriculum Builder (reading list interoperability between CMS (Bb, etc.) and EDS); the vendor hosted and supported version of the tool is available to all interested SUNY EDS campuses at no additional charge (through June 2017);
•   EBSCO indicates that they have completed all of the requested reviews/quality checks of the SUNY EDS implementations;
•   SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Full-Text Finder (EBSCO)
•   SUNY EDS sites will be surveyed about their preferences for scheduling the migration to Full Text Finder; initial work on the migration of the first campuses is scheduled to start in April;
•   See EBSCO’s schedule of training sessions; including ones on Full Text Finder.

Electronic Resources 
•   Scopus will be available for all SUNY ScienceDirect campuses; access will commence and be announced once procurement issues are resolved; access should begin soon;
•   Thanks to University at Buffalo and their agreement to subscribe to the Journal of the American Dental Association, this title is available to all SUNY ScienceDirect participants;
•   Gale Cengage has provided discounted pricing for their DemographicsNow:Business & People; trial access is available through the month of March for this business/social science research tool with interactive reporting and mapping features;
•   Cold calls (and related) – please contact the OLIS Liaison if you are interested in one or more of the following: ArtStor Shared Shelf, BiblioBoard, Business Expert Press and Momentum Press, eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology, Faulkner Information Services,

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions highlights Open Education Week (March 9 – March 13, 2015);
•   Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) course begins April 27,2015; also see Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions for some of the course information/resources;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
      http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   https://sunyla2015.wordpress.com/   
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/curriculum-builder
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/technology/full-text-finder
•   https://ebscotraining.webex.com/mw0401lsp12/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ebscotraining
•   http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus
•   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00028177
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/download/attachments/5112822/Demographics+Now+pricing.xlsx
•   http://cengagesites.com/sites/233/12L-RF0708_DemographicsNOW_Public_Onesheet_final1.pdf
•   http://galesupport.com/trial/suny2015/index.php
 
Links (continued)


•   http://www.artstor.org/shared-shelf/s-html/shared-shelf-home.shtml
•   http://biblioboard.com/
•   http://www.businessexpertpress.com
•   http://hraf.yale.edu/online-databases/ehraf-world-cultures/
•   http://www.faulkner.com/
•   http://opensunyals.org/index.html
•   http://www.cvent.com/d/drq011
•   http://www.openeducationweek.org/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny

 

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January 23, 2015 Council Meeting @ FIT / Re: Campus Updates (@Potsdam)
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:16:42 AM »
Hello.

@Potsdam    @Abby   @Patrick
Congrats on new opportunities; drat! for SUNY; please fill out the exit survey -
http://sunyla.org/forms/exitsurvey.htm

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SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (john.schumacher@suny.edu)
January 23, 2015

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   During summer and fall 2014, the OLIS and ITEC worked on the first stage of the One Bib Proof of Concept (POC) to load and merge data associated with 12 campuses.  While there is still testing underway and more functionality that has not yet been addressed, there has been success on the activities that have been completed.   Starting in January 2015 we will move forward with the 2nd phase of the One Bib POC.  This portion of the POC will use, as source data, the 57 Aleph DEV regions from the shared servers at ITEC.  The OLIS will need to shut down DEV regions to make changes in preparation for merging data.  A survey was sent out in January asking for input on DEV usage.  The survey closed on January 19, 2015.  Responses were received from 53 of the 57 campuses with Aleph hosted at ITEC.  The OLIS is pleased at the high response and thanks campuses for their time in completing the survey.  (Additional information available in the attached file.)
•   Campuses wishing to include MaRC records for Springer ebooks in their catalog are now responsible for obtaining the MaRC records.  Contact the OLIS for instructions on loading the file(s).

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   SUNY and EBSCO are finalizing some implementation details related to a vendor hosted version of their Curriculum Builder feature (reading list interoperability between CMS (Bb, etc.) and EDS); this will be made available to all interested campuses at no additional charge (through June 2017);
•   An EDS custom catalog “Springer ebooks 2005 – 2010” has been established;
•   SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Electronic Resources 
•   SUNY has reached agreement with Elsevier for a ScienceDirect license through 2019;  license includes additional content from Cell Press;
•   Scopus will be available for all SUNY ScienceDirect campuses; access will commence and be announced once procurement issues are resolved;
•   The SUNY ScienceDirect title listings and holdings used by EBSCO and ProQuest systems has been updated; currently tracking 2705 titles;
•   From the current SUNY-OCLC contract: “EZProxy pricing is listed at $0 because of a previously negotiated agreement between SUNY and Useful Utilities. This pricing is guaranteed until June 30, 2016”;
•   National Fire Protection Association has completed the “2014 Edition” of its glossary.





Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Some OLIS staff are working on specific Open SUNY projects such as adding content to the SUNY implementation of the “affordable learning solutions” system as well as assisting with some course revisions;
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
http://www.SUNYConnect.suny.edu/
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   OLIS Support Portal
http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
http://search.sunyconnect.suny.edu/ 

Links (in this document)
•   http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html
•   http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/curriculum-builder
•   http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21925277
•   http://www.cell.com/about
•   http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus
•   http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/standards-development-process/technical-committees/advisory-and-non-nfpa-committees/glossary-of-terms-tac
•   http://opensunyals.org/libraryresources.html
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny/feedback/
•   http://commons.suny.edu/opensuny

 

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