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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:40:26 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
January 17, 2013

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Development/testing systems using the new Aleph hardware environment have been established for all campuses on the shared servers.  For schedules and additional information about the Aleph hardware upgrade see;
•   Record loading instructions/guidelines have been provided to some of the SUNYConnect ebrary subscribers.

OLIS – SCLD – SUNY Library Community Collaborations
•   The Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force committee charge and membership can be found at
•   Discovery Systems Task Force committee charge and membership
This group has heard from SUNY libraries that have implemented discovery systems; vendor demonstrations are scheduled in February; price proposals from the vendors are being received;
•   Both these groups are in the process of surveying the SUNY library community for their input; look for that chance to comment at your campus;
•   Thanks to Ken Fujiuchi (Buffalo State) and presenters for their efforts in connection with the 1/18/13 online conference “Discovering Discovery Systems @ SUNYLA”.

Electronic Resources 
•   The SCLD Shared Collections Task Force has requested that OLIS speak with OVID regarding their Nursing Community College Core Book Collection and a possible group subscription;
•   EBSCO has provided information with campus-specific numbers related to licensed ebooks via their system;
•   The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” holdings file (for Serials Solutions’ Core/360Link) has been updated with last quarter of 2012/start of 2013 information; the file is currently tracking 2415 titles/holdings.
News (OLIS, SUNYConnect, and other)
•   SUNY’s Office of Library and Information Services expresses its sympathy upon the death of Joseph Branin (formerly of Stony Brook University).

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