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OLIS Liaison Report
« on: January 14, 2021, 04:23:57 PM »
OLIS Liaison Report - Susan Perry

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Several of our electronic discussion lists and Basecamp groups will be migrating to SUNY’s Workplace, during the month of January. Effected groups will be notified; expected completion date is 1/31/21. Workplace training sessions will be offered.

OLIS First Quarterly Update 2021 is scheduled for January 26 - 1 pm. Register at

= SUNY Library Services =

Fulfillment Network: We are investigating/implementing a fulfillment network in Alma/Primo. This would allow SUNY users to request materials from any SUNY to be picked up at any participating SUNY library. Additionally, the system handles drop off anywhere services. The project kicks off in January, and is expected to end in a go-live date of Fall 2021.

Shared Ebook DDA: Many campuses are participating in a shared program that is being managed at a group level, and will result in ebook purchases that provide access to all in the group, but using a “multiplier,” reducing overall costs for the group.  Initial groups are focusing on Nursing titles, and then targeted high-quality publishers who cover a variety of subject areas.

The SLS released an invitation for bids for over 800 products commonly subscribed to by SUNY libraries. Bids are due on 2/1/21, with SUNY working from February to May to develop agreements for content. This project will greatly increase the amount of system-wide library content agreements, and reduce duplicate procurement work across the system.

The SLS has been working with a group of library staff over the past six months on the SUNY Library Accessibility Cohort. This cohort has included professional development and collaborative efforts, one of which is the creation of an Accessibility Repository ( with reviews of VPATs and top-level testing of resources.  Currently, the cohort is focusing on reviewing widely subscribed content, and has completed 21 out of an anticipated 80 products. Keep an eye out for presentations coming up to provide an update on the cohort’s activities.

16 libraries are now borrowing articles via Alma. The SLS has been working with low-volume campuses to migrate from ILLiad to using Alma for their primary resource sharing system.

Next monthly update is Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11 AM. Recording will be posted. 

November/December training sessions focused on usage statistics, the new Metadata Editor, eresources troubleshooting and submitting good support tickets.

Please visit our training calendar, for a full list of upcoming webinars.

To submit a ticket, and for general questions/comments, email

= SUNY OER Services (SOS) = 

Save the date and time! Friday, February 12, 2021 from 12n-1, SUNY Press, SUNY OER Services and SUNY Center for Professional Development are hosting a webinar panel of SUNY faculty who will offer best tips/strategies for creating/authoring OER textbooks and courses.

New OER available at include:

Financial Accounting (Online Homework Manager)
Public Speaking (Waymaker)
Learning to Learn Online (OLI)
Abnormal Psychology (coming March 2021)

Remember, SUNY OER Services is always available to help campuses, libraries, librarians and faculty. Reach us at


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