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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: November 10, 2011, 01:13:24 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
John Schumacher (
November 16, 2011

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   OLIS and ITEC have begun working on a hardware upgrade project for the 56 campuses in the shared server environment;
•   Phase 3 of the Reclamation Project is underway (for the remaining 20 sites on the shared servers); 3 of those campuses nearly complete; 4 others in process.

OLIS – SCLD – SUNYLA Collaborations
•   Emerging Library Service Certificate Program – a committee is being set up to move the idea towards an operationalized form;
•   SUNYOne – final report of the purchase on demand pilot program can be found at ); the SCLD Shared Collections Task Force has been charged by the SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee to seek campuses interested in continuing the program; the SUNYConnect Finance Committee will be considering the group’s recommendation that the program become a core service of SUNYConnect;
•   The Shared Collections task force is one of a number of groups (SCAC, C4D as well) that are investigating a last copy policy for SUNY libraries;
•   Other task force groups established by SCLD are entitled Assessment, Content Fee, Knowledge Base, Leadership, Library Information Management Systems, Shared Staff, Shared Technical Services, and Vision.

Electronic Resources 
•   Get in touch with your sector representative ( ) in regard to SUNYConnect electronic resource review and selection;
•   Database trials - eHRAF World Cultures ( ) eHRAF Archaeology ( ) available through 2011;
•   The 360Link “SUNY Science Direct Titles” list was updated in November (tracks 2265 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.
•   A call will be going out soon for any campuses that want to “swap” campus-specific ScienceDirect subscriptions.

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   The SUNY Council of Library Directors has approved the membership of the new SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee and the  SUNYConnect  Finance Committee (see );
•   OLIS/SUNYConnect web site ( ) has moved to a Confluence (wiki) based system;  orientation document for the new system -

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other) continued
•   SUNYergy October 2011 focuses on Open Access Week and scholarly communication issues around parts of SUNY ( ).

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