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SUNYLA Council => March 11, 2011 @ Dutchess => Topic started by: John Schumacher on March 09, 2011, 02:30:13 PM

Title: OLIS report
Post by: John Schumacher on March 09, 2011, 02:30:13 PM

OLIS Report (below and attached)

SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
John Schumacher (
March 11, 2011

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Union Catalog – SUNYCatalog,  a union catalog replacement system using the WorldCat API is available at   This system has replaced the Aleph-based union catalog;
•   ebrary MaRC records – these have been added to the catalogs of the subscribing campuses (50,000 records; 18 campuses); details related to future updates (to be completed by the campuses) will be distributed;
•   Upgrade to Aleph version 20 – the upgrade process (directly related to campus systems) begins later this month; campus-specific upgrade schedule (and additional information) can be found in OLIS Documents
Project completion is scheduled for August 2011.

Electronic Resources 
•   Oxford University Press offer for their Oxford Bibliographies Online ( ); Proposal and trial information (via OLIS Documents) -
•   EBSCO has modified their Integrated Search product to include the new SUNYConnect union catalog; awaiting this change from Serials Solutions (360 Search);
•   The 360Link “SUNY Science Direct Titles” list was updated in February (tracks 2227 titles including new titles added for 2011);
•   Gale has announced a 3% price increase for Opposing Viewpoints In Context.
OLIS and Other Projects [partial list]
•   Ongoing operational and support services related to SUNYConnect LMS, electronic resources, etc.;  OCLC reclamation for various SUNYConnect campuses; discussions related to contracting issues; additional tasks related to Aleph upgrades and training; re-design of SUNYConnect web (using Confluence software); SUNY “Report Card” and significant other efforts related to the SUNY strategic plan.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
•   OLIS Documents Area
•   The OLIS web log -