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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:30:33 AM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
November 14, 2014

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Extensive efforts are ongoing in regard to the One Bib/Shared catalog project; this includes data analysis, record loading (approximately 1.6 million bibliographic records), campus profiling, work on staff accounts, creation of a “one bib” GUI and ongoing project analysis/revision;  the project server environment has been established;
•   All bibliographic records for the 12 test campus catalogs have been loaded and (where appropriate) merged together;
•   A detailed One Bib/Shared catalog project update was posted to sunyla-l and other email lists on September 10, 2014; also see SCLD report for more information.

EBSCO Discovery Service
•   “SUNYConnect Implements EBSCO Discovery Service”;
•   Thanks to Andy Perry (Oneonta) for assistance with the EBL purchase on demand program (via Western NY 3Rs) custom catalog;
•   A custom catalog for additional Films on Demand titles (academic, careers and technical collections) is being created; thanks to Amy Dibble (Corning) for her efforts on this project;
•   SUNY EDS sites can be found here.

Full-Text Finder
•   Migration to EBSCO’s new journal listing/OpenURL link resolver, Full-Text Finder is tentatively scheduled for spring 2015;
•   OLIS will work with campuses to schedule the move to the new software at as advantageous a time period as possible (spring vs. summer, for example).

Electronic Resources 
•   Elsevier has presented a response to SUNY regarding ScienceDirect price negotiation; another counter offer is being finalized;
•   Thanks to a significant number of SUNY libraries and their financial commitment, there will continue to be a SUNYConnect-wide site license to the New England Journal of Medicine;
•   New SUNYConnect electronic resource – “National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access”; available to all students, faculty,  and staff;
•   After inquiries from OLIS and SUNY libraries, Mango Languages has provided some discounted pricing;
•   See the OLIS wiki for a system-wide offer for current Gale Virtual Reference Library titles;
•   American Institute of Physics has made an offer to SUNY libraries that want to gain access to non-subscribed titles;
Electronic Resources  (continued)
•   Pricing and trial access to the Gale database DemographicsNow are expected soon.

Open SUNY and Related Activities
•   Wave II campuses and programs have been announced;
•   For your attention: a SUNY implementation of the “affordable learning solutions” approach (from California);
•   Provide your feedback, comments, questions regarding Open SUNY

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   OLIS/ATIS/Open SUNY report to SUNY Council of Library Directors (October 2014);  See item 8;
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog 

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