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John Schumacher

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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:56:44 PM »
I will be unable to participate in the meeting.  As always, get in touch with questions or comments.

SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
September 21, 2012

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Aleph hardware upgrade process is progressing; upgrades are necessary as current servers are old and system is outgrowing  their capacity;
•   Service Pack 3723 upgrade has been completed for campuses on the shared servers;
•   The OLIS has been working with Ex Libris, Syracuse University and SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry on ESF’s migration to the SUNYConnect LMS;

OLIS – SCLD – SUNY Library Community Collaborations
•   Work groups are being established for the following areas: a) workflow analysis regarding  a shared bibliographic/one record catalog and b) pros and cons of a SUNYConnect-wide discovery system;
•   The SUNYOne project (Diversifying the SUNY Collection) is back underway with 13 SUNY libraries participating;
•   The OLIS has heard presentations from major library discovery system vendors; additional information sessions with SUNY libraries using the discovery systems have been conducted or are in the works.
Electronic Resources 
•   SUNYConnect database access has been established for ESF;
•   The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” knowledgebase (Serials Solutions) was updated in September; the system tracks 2386 titles/holdings;
•   Available upon request – brochure/flyer for all (including newly licensed) EBSCO SUNYConnect resources as well as one detailing EBSCO’s current ebook offer;
•   The OLIS is currently requesting 2013 renewal and subscription information for Annual Reviews publications.

News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   Welcome the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as we bring them into the SUNYConnect fold;
•   Seven SUNY librarians had successful Innovative Instruction Technology Grant proposals; congratulations! see for more information; Congratulations!
•   Welcome to Victoria Ossenfort, Lead Programmer Analyst (shared by OLIS and SLN).

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