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OLIS report (in text and attached)
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:02:50 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
March 11, 2016

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Work is on track for the SUNYConnect LMS upgrade (Aleph v.22; on the shared servers) by summer 2016.

Library Systems Request for Information (RFI)
•   The Library Systems RFI Review team has just completed initial vendor demonstrations in regard to a new SUNYConnect library management system (March 8  & 9); vendors heard from were Ex Libris (ProQuest), Innovative, OCLC and SirsiDynix;
•   After the vendor demos, the Team will review next steps toward determining the procurement process for a new SUNYConnect LMS.

Empire Library Delivery
•   The SUNYConnect Coordinating and Finance Committee is putting together a survey seeking participants’ input/opinion regarding possible changes to the Empire Library Delivery service for SUNYConnect.

Electronic Resources 
•   A university-wide free trial of Web of Science is ongoing; trial access is available until May 6,2016;   
•   SUNY and Elsevier are meeting April 19, 2016 as an initial discussion on issues of mutual concern and interest; the SUNY group is comprised of Timothy Arnold (Jamestown), Austin Booth (Buffalo), Jessica Clemons (ESF), Constantia Constantinou (Stony Brook), Carey Hatch (OLIS), Curtis Kendrick (Binghamton), Rebecca Mugridge (Albany), Kate Pitcher (Geneseo), Trevor Riley (Ceramics/SUNYLA), John Schumacher (OLIS), Ginger Trow (Delhi);
•   EBSCO has announced that a Plum Analytics component will be added to the CINAHL (nursing) database.

Open Educational Resources
•   Registration for the Intermediate OER Topics course is now open;
•   The Introduction to OERs course is being offered again; registration deadline is March 14, 2016.

•   Your OLIS colleagues are working with the SUNY Council of Library Directors, SUNYLA and other groups on a number of projects, including the upcoming SCLD meeting, SCLD’s strategic plan, evaluating a new library system, OERs, Open SUNY, etc.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect, see our updated web site -
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog 

•   Laura Murray has announced her retirement from SUNY as of June 2016; much thanks to Laura for her many years of service to SUNY, SUNY libraries and to the Office of Library and Information Services; she will be missed;
•   The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services is still awaiting final word on being able to fill a number of office vacancies;
•   OLIS  has moved to 10 North Pearl (downtown Albany); contact information remains the same;

•   The New York State Serials Contract has been renewed.

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