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sullivm

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IDS Project Update
« on: November 13, 2020, 08:56:42 AM »
Good morning,

This year we held the IDS Project User Group meetings and IDS Conference virtually.  According to the responses, they were very successful.  The IDS Conference had over 400 registered attendees and an average of 200 attendees per session.  The Conference also included a preconference for ILL 101 that was run with OCLC, Atlas Systems, and STARS.  We had a few snags but, over all, the week went very well.  Recordings of the conference and preconference are located on the IDS Project Website (https://www.idsproject.org).

We have lost a few members this year due to the financial crisis and libraries having to cut back on spending for resource sharing.  That being said, we have picked up a few new members as well.  Our total membership is 127.

We have been working on ALIAS and the Alma data for a while now, trying to clean up the imports of the data.  This is an ongoing process.  We have cleared out the old data from Serials Solutions, Ebsco, and other sources for the SUNY libraries.  You will hopefully see less false positives coming in now for requests.  This will result in a lower number of requests coming in.  If you see a dramatic drop, please let us know (logic@idsproject.libanswers.com).

The next Regional User Groups (Virtual User Groups) will be held on December 7th and more information will be coming out very soon.

The plan for the conference for the summer of 2021 is to remain virtual.  The reason for this is two fold.  We don't know how COVID will be at that point and we know that most libraries and campuses are having a lot of financial trouble.  That basically means that travel to a conference will be very difficult. IDS Project has worked hard to keep costs as low as possible for libraries so that more staff can get the training and help they need.

The staff, Admin Team, and Mentors of the IDS Project are happy to help so please let us know what we can do.

Thank you,
Mark