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John Schumacher

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OLIS Liaison report
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:40:08 PM »

OLIS Liaison report attached and included here as text.  Please let me know what questions or comments that you have.
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
John Schumacher (
June 16, 2010

Strategic Planning – SUNY Libraries
•   The Power of Tuesday webinar series continues through this month; thanks to all who are participating in this effort to gain input from the SUNY library community on future directions for SUNY libraries.
•   S.A.C., SCLD and SUNYLA are seeking to have an updated, revised strategic plan available by the first of next year.
• provides links to some of the various SUNY planning documents.

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Union Catalog –
SUNYSearch,  a union catalog replacement system using the WorldCat API will be made available to the SUNY library community as of June 15, 2010. 
•   Aleph System Changes, etc. – information about upcoming changes to the Aleph shared system set up can be found via the following links –
    Aleph server name changes
Footprints KnowledgeBase Public Solution 7645
Aleph service pack upgrade
•   Syndetic Solutions – the agreement for catalog enrichment resources (cover images, TOCs, first chapter, reviews) expires in August 2010.  Images from Google will be used instead.  Campuses wanting to continue with services from Syndetic Solutions will need to work with the vendor directly.
Electronic Resources 
•   Opposing Viewpoints – this resource has been renewed for 2010/11; thanks to the SUNY libraries that make access to this resource available SUNYConnect-wide.
•   360Link – the agreement for the SUNYConnect OpenURL resolver system has been renewed for three years.
•   ebrary – a revised proposal from the vendor is expected shortly.

•   Closure of Nylink has been announced (June 1, 2011).  Librarians and other colleagues are loosing their jobs.  Our sympathies to our Nylink colleagues. 
•   Groups such as OLIS, SUNY System Administration, the New York State Library, and NYS Office of General Services are meeting to determine next steps.  Some of the areas of focus are related to the LAND service as well as need/potential for a statewide contract with OCLC.

•   Your liaison will miss seeing you in Brockport; he is unable to attend the annual conference.

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
•   OLIS Documents Area
•   The OLIS web log -