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OLIS Liaison Report
« on: January 10, 2020, 08:32:59 AM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association Council
Karen Gardner-Athey (
January 10, 2020

SUNY Library Services Platform (LSP)
•   Jennifer Smathers has joined the SUNY Shared Services Staff as SLSS Support Coordinator;
•   Central Discovery Index is coming soon;
•   Monthly LSP update webinar was held on December 19 at 2:00;
•   LSP FAQs are available;
•   Significant product documentation on Alma and Primo is available at the Ex Libris Knowledge Center (no logon necessary);

•   Full staff meeting was held 1/8/2020 in Syracuse. Staff activities and future directions were discussed;
•   RFI released last year, looking into the research/workflow/research lifecycle marketplace.  It coincided with the Open Access Resolution that was passed by the SUNY BOT;
•   Maureen Zajkowski, Wendi Ackerman, and Amelia Manders working with Michael Dane (contractor) to redesign the OLIS website;
•   Gail Pawlowski, Sr. Alma Support Specialist, was recognized her 20 years of SUNY Service at the Chancellor’s SUNY Service Recognition Awards Lunch.  Thank you for your 20 years of service Gail!

Elsevier Negotiations (Science Direct)

•   Dec 18th, 2018 – Initial Meeting
•   Feb 25, 2019 – Vendor Cancelled Meeting
•   Feb 26, 2019 – Initial meeting with UC
•   March 18, 2019 – Requested information not received from Elsevier
•   April 8, 2019 – Present to Vice Presidents of Research
•   April 13, 2019 – UFS Spring Plenary
•   April 22, 2019 – Begin Town Hall Meetings
•   Jun 3, 2019 – Next Negotiation Meeting
•   Fall, 2019 - Another round of town halls?
•   Dec 2019 Contract Expires

Open Access Repository Working Group

•   Purpose:  Develop Open Repository (hosted by Atmire) for Open Access content as a bridge to a future research workflow support platform

•   Members:

Wendi Ackerman, Upstate Medical
Darren Chase, Oneonta
Cathy Dwyer, University of Albany
Sarah Morehouse, Empire State College

•   Tier 1 Phase for 2019/2020
o   Support campuses that need to incorporate an Open Access policy but have no local infrastructure in place;
o   Can be implemented by March 2020 to meet the SUNY Board of Trustees resolution date for having Open Access policies in place;
o   Focus on development of workflows, services and support models;
o   Campuses have option whether to opt-in to shared environment.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our web site -
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog