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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:14:29 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
March 22, 2013

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   The SUNYConnect LMS shared server hardware has been upgraded; this involved development/testing systems as well as production Aleph systems for 56 libraries; good work OLIS, ITEC and campus staff!
•   A test database has been created for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s evaluation; staff members participated in Aleph training conducted by Karen Gardner-Athey and Maggie Horn of OLIS.

OLIS – SCLD – SUNY Library Community Collaborations
•   The Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force committee charge and membership can be found at
•   An update from the Discovery Systems Task Force was posted March 13, 2013; Task Force recommendations are due prior to the SCLD April meeting;
•   A shared nursing ebook offer (via STAT!Ref) is available via the  SCLD Shared Collections Task Force; John Schumacher is OLIS Liaison to that group and can respond to inquiries regarding the offer;
•   Read about the current SUNYOne purchase-on-demand program:

Electronic Resources 
•   OLIS is reviewing multiple proposals for OpenURL link resolver software in the context of a 2013/14 license;
•   University center library directors are reviewing a number of years worth of journal-level ScienceDirect statistics;
•   A new SUNY-JSTOR contract is being finalized;
•    The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” holdings file (for Serials Solutions’ Core/360Link) was updated March 14, 2013; the file is currently tracking 2444 titles/holdings.
•   Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director John Holdren directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.  (February 22, 2013)

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