SUNY-Related Acronyms

API:  Application Programming Interface (SUNY union catalog utilizes WorldCat API)

C4D:  SUNY Comprehensive Colleges’ Coordinated Collection Development Group (collection development librarians from the Arts & Sciences colleges who are striving to work together)

CIT:  Conference on Instruction & Technologies (provides faculty and instructional support professionals an opportunity to share common experiences and expertise, sponsored by SUNY FACT2)

CPD:  SUNY Center for Professional Development (collaborative central resource for the SUNY community providing access to professional development opportunities)

Dspace open source software used by the SUNY Digital Repository

ELD: Empire Library Delivery, statewide library delivery system administered by ESLN; (formerly LAND, Libraries and Nylink Deliver, originally administered by Nylink (now defunct) and then by NYSHEI (also defunct))

ESLN: the Empire State Library Network comprises nine regional 3Rs councils serving libraries and library systems across New York State (Capital District (CDLC); Central New York (CLRC); Long Island (LILRC); Metropolitan New York (Metro); Northern New York (NNYLN); Rochester Regional (RRLC); Southeastern New York (SENYLRC); South Central Regional (SCRLC); Western New York (WNYLRC)); formery NY3Rs

FACT2:  SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (gives SUNY faculty and staff access to professional development to sustain education leadership in service to the citizens and institutions of the State of New York)

IDS Project:  The IDS Project is a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative within New York State

Innovation Grants:  Grants from FACT2 that provide seed money for activities and events aimed at the exploration of new trends and developments in teaching and technology (formerly known as COCID grants)

LACUNY:  Library Association of the City University of New York

NYSHEI:  New York State Higher Education Initiative (advocacy organization promoting the interests of all public and private academic and research libraries in New York State) – now defunct

NYLA:  New York Library Association

OGS Office of General Services (New York State office providing state contracts/agreements used by SUNYConnect/OLIS)

OLIS:  Office of Library and Information Services

SCAC:  SUNY Collections and Access Council (cooperative SUNY library group with representatives from university centers and health science centers)

SCFC:  SUNYConnect Coordinating and Finance Committee (combines the previous SFC & SAC incarnations; a standing committee of SCLD)

SCLD:  SUNY Council of Library Directors (organization of SUNY library directors with goal of providing vision, leadership and advocacy for SUNY libraries)

SUNYConnect SUNY-wide library consortium (64 SUNY campuses)

TDG Technology Discussion Group (SUNYLA’s tech committee)

UUP:  United University Professions (union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 SUNY campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College)

WGIL:  Working Group for Information Literacy (SUNYLA’s information literacy and instruction committee)