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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:32:27 AM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Collections and Access Council 
John Schumacher (
February 24, 2012

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Aleph hardware upgrade process for the shared servers at ITEC is continuing; the OLIS has received cost information from ITEC; conference calls were held with Oracle DBAs from the University at Buffalo and from the Florida Center for Library Automation to review their experiences with the two-tier configuration;
•   Investigation continues for what it would take to consolidate Aleph bibliographic files (while maintaining separate ADMs) for interested campuses as part of the Chancellor’s Shared Services initiative;
•   Reviewing the 2/6/2012 Aleph v20 service pack (#3723) for installation later this spring/early summer prior to the hardware upgrade;
•   A new version of Sandbox (web based text editor that enables campus access to Aleph tables on the shared servers) was deployed in December with updates to appearance and functionality;
•   The final phase of the OCLC Reclamation Project for the shared server catalogs includes the last eight catalogs to get sync’d up with OCLC.

OLIS – SCLD – SUNYLA Collaborations
•   The Executive Board of the SCLD has appointed a task force of interested volunteers to gather information on and develop SUNY-wide strategies for negotiating with the American Chemical Society; campus-specific information related to ACS licenses is being collected;
•   SUNYOne – the number of campuses tentatively planning to participate is at least twice the number during the pilot phase; suggested campus dollar amounts for pool of funds is being established; SUNYOne is a purchase on demand for first copy (in SUNY) of “traditional” library materials.
•   The SCLD Shared Collections Task Force is seeking a university center representative; has more information;

Electronic Resources 
•   The E.Resources Team is reviewing vendor presentations and pricing proposals in the context of SUNYConnect electronic resources evaluation.  Current agreements go through June 2012.  Sector representation on the committee listed at
•   Current Credo Reference pricing is available via OLIS web new and current customers would receive an additional 10% discount if buying group increases in size by one campus; information about the resource at
•   An update to the Serials Solutions SUNY Science Direct Titles with new title, changed title, etc, information has been process by the vendor;  this now tracks (and links to 2321 ScienceDirect titles;
•   ScienceDirect subscription “swaps” have been sent into Elsevier;
•   Per request from sector directors, a report of downloads by ScienceDirect title has been generated (for doctoral institutions 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011).

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   Carey Hatch is chairing a shared library services task force in the context of SUNY strategic planning initiatives;
•   John Schumacher has replaced Carey on the NOVEL Steering Committee;
•   OLIS is part of a group from IDS that is planning a launch of a proof of concept for regional ILLiad processing;
•   OLIS is part of the team that has  developed a RFP for library delivery service (replacement to LAND) – information on the process is available at
•   Nathan Fixler, Applications Programmer has submitted his resignation; Nathan has been at OLIS seven years; he will be sorely missed.

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