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John Schumacher

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OLIS report
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:09:58 PM »
OLIS report - here and attached
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
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September 23, 2011

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Aleph Upgraded (version 20) – upgrade has been completed; this project was a group effort involving OLIS, ITEC and campus-based librarians; all 56 campuses  on the shared servers were provided with development/testing versions of the new software; this and production systems implemented with few if any problems; thanks to campus contacts and staff, ITEC and OLIS for their efforts;
•   OLIS has announced/implemented a version of the Aleph catalog enhanced for mobile devices;
•   Phase 3 of the Reclamation Project is starting (for the remaining sites on the shared servers);
•   OLIS continues to load Springer and ebrary MARC records; instructions will be forthcoming so that sites may take over this monthly task.

Electronic Resources 
•   EBSCO’s eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is now available via,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
•   The 360Link “SUNY Science Direct Titles” list was updated in August (tracks 2253 titles).  Please get in touch if you have questions and/or changes/additions regarding this knowledge base used for linking to the full-text of ScienceDirect articles.
•   Contact OLIS if interested in renewal or subscription to Annual Reviews ( ); pricing for new subscriptions -
•   Upcoming database trial - eHRAF World Cultures
•   Database and other electronic resource offers (all links are to the OLIS Documents area) -
Credo Reference -
ebrary -
Films on Demand -
Oxford Bibliographies Online -
Rittenhouse (R2 Digital Library) -
Wilson (image resources package) -
Wilson (retrospective resources) -

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   The SUNY Council of Library Directors has approved the new SUNYConnect governance structure (see for more details);  committee membership will be announced soon;
•   The governor vetoed the ARIA legislation;
•   New SUNYConnect logo

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other) continued
•   Look for an announcement later this month regarding the move of the OLIS/SUNYConnect web site to a Confluence (wiki) based system;
•   Open Access Week 2011 is October 24-30.

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 -

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Re: OLIS report
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 09:54:08 AM »

I should mention that I'll be on Elluminate for the first parts of the meeting.  I need to get to another meeting sometime before 2pm.  So, if you have questions/comments related to OLIS and/or UUP reports, let me know ahead of time (via this forum and/or earlier parts of the meeting).

The announcement about upcoming database trial should have mentioned that there will also be trial access (through the calendar year) to eHRAF Archaeology (Human Relations Areas Files - Archaeology).  Full announcement upcoming soon.