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John Schumacher

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OLIS report (in text and as attachment)
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:06:42 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
November 3, 2017

SUNY Library Services Platform
•   The SUNY-Ex Libris contract is currently with the NYS Office of Comptroller for regular review;
•   SUNY had good representation at the recent Ex Libris Northeast Users Group meeting; Kristy Lee (New Paltz) was Chair of the ENUG Planning Committee (2017);
•   Significant product documentation on Alma and Primo is available at the Ex Libris Knowledge Center (no logon necessary);
•   Stay up to date on developments via website RSS feed and/or the new sunylsp email list;

•   Aleph data analysis and inventorying is ongoing in the context of migration to the Alma system;
Electronic Resources 
•   The first meeting of the SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC) Commercial Products Committee occurred November 1st;
•   All of SUNYConnect has access to New England Journal of Medicine (through 2018) thanks to the financial contributions of Albany, Binghamton, Brockport, Broome, Buffalo, Buffalo State, Canton, Cayuga, ESF, Columbia-Greene, Delhi, Dutchess, Empire, Erie, Farmingdale, Genesee, Downstate, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Old Westbury, Onondaga, Optometry, Orange, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Rockland, Schenectady, Stony Brook, Suffolk, Tompkins Cortland, and Upstate;
•   We were unable to cover the cost of a university-wide license for the Wall Street Journal; the publisher has, however, indicated a willingness to continue licensing discussions with eleven SUNYs expressing an interest;
•   Thanks to financial contributions from the SUNY System Business Office and Facilities Office, all of SUNYConnect continues to have access to the full text fire codes, electrical codes, etc. at National Fire Codes Subscription Service;
•   Thanks to JSTOR, Gale/Cengage, ProQuest and SUNY Farmingdale for stepping up and providing research assistance/access to a class at University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) suffering from the damage of Hurricane Maria; thanks also to Fredonia and Geneseo for offering assistance;
•   Work is underway to add incoming journal British Journal of Anaesthesia to the SUNY ScienceDirect license;
•   October updates are in place for the SUNY ScienceDirect knowledge bases (EBSCO, ProQuest);
•   Cold calls and related inquiries – Does your library have (purchasing) interest in 3D4Medical (anatomy resource), Films on Demand (Nursing Collection or Allied Health Collection), Sage Research Methods, Visible Body (anatomy resource)?
Open Educational Resources
•   “Open NYS is collaboration between SUNY and CUNY University systems to showcase and support the use of Open Educational Resources (OER)”;
•   Mark McBride participated in an Open Textbook Symposium (Department of Education; Washington D.C.); the meeting was requested by US Congress and they are seeking input on the development of a policy on OER; the Department of Ed is interested in discussing how SUNY libraries are involved with OER;
•   SUNY had a big presence at the Open Education conference in Anaheim, CA; SUNY OER Services is being viewed as a national model that others should consider when they think about how to sustain OER on their campus or in their system;
•   SUNY OER workshops – Oswego November 3, 2017, at Nassau (November 17, 2017) and upcoming at Corning; more information and free registration available;

SUNY Libraries Consortium
•   SLC meeting December 13, 2017 (Albany); campus SLC contacts will receive information on registration, etc.; plans are in place to record the meeting as well;
•   Kristy Lee joins the SLC Library Services Platform Team in a project management role as of January 2018;

•   Bill Jones has accepted a full-time position at Geneseo (Digital Resources and Systems Librarian); he will continue an extra-service arrangement with OLIS (one day a week);

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

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