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John Schumacher

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OLIS Liaison report
« on: September 03, 2010, 01:25:51 PM »

OLIS report here (and attached).

SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
John Schumacher (
September 10, 2010

Strategic Planning – SUNY Libraries
•   Recordings, presentations and other related material for the The Power of Tuesday webinar series available at 

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Union Catalog –
SUNYCatalog,  a union catalog replacement system using the WorldCat API is available at
•   Aleph System Changes, etc.
Service Pack 2222 has been installed on all hosted systems;
•   Upgrade to Aleph version 20 (tentative dates) -
~Planning, analysis, development and testing - (2010)
~Campus upgrade schedule - (announced February 2011)
~Production sites upgraded - (June - August 2011)
•   Reclamation (phase 2)
OLIS is beginning to work with other IDS campuses on shared servers that have not gone through the OCLC Reclamation process.

Electronic Resources 
•   ebrary – A dozen or so SUNY libraries are utilizing an introductory offer from ebrary for their Academic Complete ebook subscription;  some current SUNY ebrary customers will also see cost savings from the offer.

Nylink and Related Activities
•   OCLC has begun the process of obtaining a New York State contract for their services; 
•   The New York State Library is taking the lead on determining details related to extension of the LAND delivery service;
•   SUNY and OLIS are working on contract vehicles for large expenditure items across all of SUNY (Serials Solutions, Project Muse, Lexis-Nexis);
• provides a helpful chart of alternative product and service providers.

•   Resources now available from the New York State Library’s NOVEL program are listed at - ;

•   Contact Stacey Knibloe, or 1-800-877-4253 x1919 for information about webinars detailing these resources as well as changes to the “Resource Center”  interface

SUNYergy and Open Access Week
•   The October issue of SUNYergy will focus on open access and related trends as part of the international Open Access Week (October 18-24, 2010 )

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 -