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IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:05:39 AM »
IDS Project had multiple Award Winners this month!

Congratulations to Kate Ross and Kourtney Blackburn of St. John Fisher College for winning the Charleston Fast Pitch Competition! This Competition was open to all who were in the process of developing new, innovative, and implementable ideas to improve their academic libraries or related organizations. The intent of the competition is to showcase innovation in library information management and to award the most deserving examples of innovation.

Kate and Kourtney won this award for their work with IDS Project on developing the Coordinated Collection Development API. This tool connects different systems together through a hosted web interface, which provides the data required for multiple library departments to use in order to begin to achieve coordinated collection development.

Shannon Pritting and Michael Mulligan were also recognized for their efforts in this project by receiving the NYLA SMART Theresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology at the NYLA Conference held in Saratoga Springs this month!

A recent publication through the Geneseo Scene (online version) was recently produced about IDS Project surpassing 100 members!  To read this publication, please visit:’s-award-winning-ids-project-now-comprises-100-libraries

IDS Project Online Learning Institute Update:

The Fall 2016 cohort is close to wrapping up and registration for Spring 2017 courses will open soon.  These courses are free and open to all resource sharing practitioners.  We are offering our Borrowing, Lending, and Copyright courses, along with three new courses including Workflow Analysis, Statistics and Assessment, and Purchase on Demand.  Please see the tentative schedule below for when these courses will be held:

Borrowing: 1/30 – 2/20
Lending: 5/8 – 5/29
Copyright: 4/3 – 4/24
Workflow Analysis: 2/6 – 2/27
Stats and Assessment: 1/30 – 2/20
Purchase on Demand: 5/1 – 5/22

The Regional User Groups were successfully held at Ithaca College, Union College, and the SUNY College of Optometry.  Attendees learned about the resource sharing capabilities of Ex Libris Alma, the IDS Article Gateway, the updates from OCLC on shifting to the new ILL platform, and also received a recap of the IDS Project Conference held at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in July 2016.