SUNYLA Council > Sept. 25, 2015 Council Meeting @ Monroe Community College

IDS Project Liaison Report

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Bill Jones:
The Annual IDS Project Conference was held on Thursday, July 30th, and Friday, July 31st at the Hilton Garden Inn Watertown and was well received by attendees.  There were 104 attendees from 70 different institutions, including 11 out-of-state institutions.  The conference offered two pre-conference sessions, including a session led by Logan Rath titled “Modifying ILLiad Webpages,” and a session led by Bill Jones titled “ILLiad Client Addon Creation,” and contained 33 Conference sessions.  Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Atlas Systems, Copyright Clearance Center, EBSCO, NNYLN, and OCLC.

The 2015 Rivenburgh Innovation Award was given to the IDS Logic Development Team:

-- Bill Jones, IDS Project, Lead Support and Implementation Manager
-- Michael C. Mulligan, Upstate Medical, Lead Programmer
-- Shannon Pritting, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Project Lead

To read more about the award, please visit:  http://www.idsproject.org/about/rivenburghaward2015.aspx


IDS Project membership now stands at 85 member libraries.  We would like to welcome our newest members:

Hofstra University
St. John’s University
University at Albany
University of Rochester

IDS Logic, a service freely available to IDS Project member libraries, is a next generation resource sharing software that connects, via web services and APIs, library platforms that previously remained separated.  Current services include Lending Availability Service, Borrowing Availability Service, Borrowing and Lending Book Chapter Availability Service, Book Chapter Direct Requester, Article Licensing Information Availability Service (ALIAS), Custom Routing Rules, as well as the IDS Logic Rulekit.  IDS Logic is currently running at 96 sites, including 85 member libraries.  For more information, please visit http://rulekit.idsproject.org/

IDS Project currently has 11 IDS Logic subscription libraries:

Boston College
Northwestern University Library
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Oregon
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Wayne State University Libraries
Yale University

Recently, Bill Jones (IDS Project Creative Technologist), Mike Mulligan (IDS Project Lead Developer), and David Ketchum (Resource Sharing Library, University of Oregon) presented at the NWILL Conference on the effectiveness of IDS Logic Lending Availability Service (LAS) at the University of Oregon.  Based on David’s projections on an average of 17,500 lending loan transactions per year, LAS will save the University of Oregon approximately 145 hours of staff time (at 30 seconds per transaction).  The total salary savings will be $2,842 and with an LAS subscription cost of $750 per year, the service will save the institution $2,092 per year.

Since January 2015, Lending Availability Service has taken action upon approximately 511,000 lending loan transactions in total across all sites running LAS.  If the same math used by David in his savings analysis, we would find that LAS saved approximately $84,500 in staff time.

511,000 transactions multiplied by 30 seconds of time saved per transaction = 15,330,000 seconds
15,330,000 seconds divided by 60 seconds = 255,500 minutes
255,500 minutes divided by 60 minutes = 4,258 hours
4,258 hours multiplied by $19.6 per hour staff time (David’s figure) = $84,463

Please see the attachment for estimated savings through Lending Availability Service.


The IDS Project is excited to invite attendees to our Fall User Group Sessions!


Western User Group Session

The meeting will be held Thursday, October 8th at the RRLC from 10am to 4pm.  The meeting is capped at 40 attendees.  Please visit the Western User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/westernusergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.


Eastern User Group Session

The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 13th at the Sage Colleges from 10am to 4pm.  Please visit the Eastern User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/easternusergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.


METRO User Group Session

The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 28th at the METRO Facility from 10am to 3pm. The meeting is capped at 28.  Please visit the Metro User Group homepage at http://idsproject.org/metrousergroup.aspx for the agenda, more details regarding this User Group session, find the Chairs of your region and their contact information, and past session’s documents/presentations.

The PaLs (Partner Libraries) list is located on the each Group's homepage.  If you did not choose a new partner this past summer, we will be following up on the PaL program during this User Group!

To register for the User Group meeting, please fill out the form here: http://idsproject.org/usergroups/registration.aspx
*Lunch will be provided.

IDS Project would like to welcome the following new Regional User Group Chairs:

Eastern User Group:  Melissa Perez (SUNY Binghamton)
METRO User Group:  Rebecca Hyams (SUNY Maritime)
Western User Group:  Ben Hogben (Ithaca College)
Western User Group:  Heidi Webb (SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry)

IDS Project would also like to thank the continuing Regional User Group Chairs:

Eastern User Group:  Katherine Brent (SUNY Cobleskill)
METRO User Group:  Philip Mui (New York Public Library)
Western User Group:  Lucy Yang (Tompkins-Cortland Community College)

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