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SUNYLA Council => March 13, 2015 Council Meeting @ Purchase => Topic started by: John Schumacher on March 10, 2015, 01:07:30 PM

Title: OLIS report (in text and attached)
Post by: John Schumacher on March 10, 2015, 01:07:30 PM
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
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
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog 

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Title: Re: OLIS report (in text and attached)
Post by: John Schumacher on March 10, 2015, 01:09:12 PM

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.