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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:10:53 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
September 20, 2013

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force groups are scheduled to report out at the end of the month regarding “single bib” work procedures, policy and merged record recommendations;
•   Regional meetings are in the works to review these Task Force recommendations;
•   Significant technical analyses as well as discussions are ongoing in regard to implementing a transition to a single bibliographic record set-up;
•   Batch loading: initial set-up, testing and loading as well as instructions and assistance once campuses take over the responsibility (this involves vendors/resources such as Serials Solutions, EBSCO, ebrary, Springer ebooks, Films on Demand, EBL purchase on demand and dozens of SUNY campuses).

EBSCO Discovery Service
• (use OLIS wiki log-in); site will be used to access documents, provide information;
•   EBSCO and SUNY have agreed on implementation schedule;
•   SUNY email discussion list for those involved in implementation –;
•   OLIS and EBSCO EDS staff met 9/19/13 to discuss implementation including an emphasis on information that can be provided en masse to EBSCO to assist in streamlining campus implementations;
•   Some campuses have begun the transition to EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource;
•   Please be aware that EBSCO is in the midst of upgrading and re-branding the (above) two pieces of software; Pubfinder (ca. November 2013) and Fulltext Finder (ca. January 2014).
Electronic Resources 
•   2014 (calendar year) renewal and new subscription pricing is available for Annual Reviews; deadline 10/10/13;
•   The New York State Library has licensed the Opposing Viewpoints database (3 years);
•   Gale Cengage has submitted a 2-years-for-one-year’s-cost proposal for SUNY libraries and one of the following: Global Issues In Context, GreenR, Biography In Context, World Scholar Latin America and the Caribbean (portal), US and World History in Context, Business Insights: GLOBAL, Book Review Index ONLINE PLUS, Canada In Context (deadline 9/27/13);
•   A ScienceDirect “title swap” opportunity will be announced in the next couple of weeks;

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