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OLIS report (in text and as attachment)
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:04:06 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
June 13, 2018

SUNY Library Services Platform (LSP)
•   Vanguard campuses are involved in analyzing test systems in Alma as well as working with Alma network zone data and Primo configurations;
•   Alma training for the initial SUNY users of Alma occurred June 5-7;
•   LSP kick-off meeting (vanguard campuses) is set for July 10-11 at Hudson Valley Community College;
•   Latest LSP update was on May 30th; webinar recording will be made available;
•   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 LSP website, SLC website RSS feed and/or the new sunylsp email list;

Electronic Resources 
•   SUNYConnect-wide access/ownership has been established for the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection; many thanks to the 38 SUNYs that made this possible!; please contact EBSCO for campus-specific URL;
•   Please use standard OLIS wiki credentials to view EBSCO Ultimate database upgrade pricing (good through June 2018); and, this link for more information on the databases;
•   The following American College of Cardiology journals are being included in   the ScienceDirect license/access: JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Heart Failure; already made available: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions;
•   Half of all SUNYConnect campuses have signed up for a discounted site license to the Chronicle of Higher Education;
•   Please get in touch if your library is interested in joining the shared nursing ebook group; this long-time initiative is via STAT!Ref; renewal information as well as information for new participants will be available soon;
•   Thanks to HeinOnline for free (and IP-authenticated) access to Gun Regulation and Legislation in America and Slavery in America databases;
•   Cold calls and related inquiries – Does your library have (purchasing) interest in a new license for AccessEngineering, AccessScience, Alexander Street Theatre and Drama Premium, BrowZine, Financial Times, HeinOnline’s Government Politics and Law, JoVE Video Journal, JoVE Science Education, and/or Visible Body (anatomy and physiology resources) ?

Open Access / Open Educational Resources
•   The SUNY Board of Trustees passed an open access resolution March 22, 2018! ;

Open Access / Open Educational Resources (continued)
•   Resolved that each State-operated campus shall develop and adopt—via a consultative process that follows local faculty governance procedures and includes
the faculty, student and staff protections and best practices identified in this resolution—an open access policy that recognizes each campus’s unique mission and culture by no later than March 31, 2020;
•   April 24, 2018 webinar on the open access resolution – recording available;
•   The New York State budget (2018-19) again includes monies to support and grow open educational resources initiatives around SUNY;
•   On June 5th, OER champions from around the SUNY system met in Albany to discuss future OER plans/programs;

SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)
•   SLC Board has new membership; thanks to current and former Board members for their service;
•   Commercial Products Committee (CPC) membership has also changed;
•   The CPC is in the process of forming sub-groups to look at ScienceDirect going forward as well as a group focusing on Kanopy and other streaming video resources;

•   The new SUNY provost is scheduled to start September 1, 2018;

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

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Re: OLIS report (in text and as attachment)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:55:23 AM »

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Re: OLIS report (in text and as attachment)
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 01:22:26 PM »
hmm...something on the following should have been included in the OLIS report -

     Renewal Plus of SUNYConnect Databases

Greetings,      [April 11, 2018]
The SUNY Libraries Consortium Board of Directors has accepted the recommendation of the Commercial Products Committee that SUNY enter into a three-year license with EBSCO to provide aggregated database services for the period beginning July 1, 2018.  As you will recall, our current license with EBSCO for these services expires June 30, 2018, and the Commercial Products Committee has been working diligently over the past several months to evaluate options and consider proposals. Taking into account several factors it was determined that EBSCO is the best fit at this time.
The collection of content provided by EBSCO will be just one of the resources bundled under the SUNYConnect database umbrella.  Current access to Gale Virtual Reference, Gale Literary Databases/Resources and Harpweek from ProQuest/ Alexander Street Press will be continued.  In addition to the continuation of the current EBSCO databases we will also have access to “Fuente Académica Plus” which provides researchers with a collection of full-text scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
The attached ... itemizes what we anticipate the charges from SUNY System will be for the SUNYConnect databases for the coming fiscal year (FY18-19).  The terms of the agreement with EBSCO carry a 2% escalation per year [after first year]
We will have a chance to discuss this at the upcoming SLC Members meeting next week, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.  Please also acknowledge the efforts of the Commercial Products Committee members [ca. 4/11/18] ...who worked very hard through the evaluation process:
Jin Guo, Stony Brook
Jean Guyon, Albany
Brenda Hazard, Hudson Valley CC
Stephanie Hess, Binghamton
Charles Lyons, Buffalo
Jenica Rogers, Potsdam
John Schumacher, OLIS
Rebecca Turner, Suffolk CC
cc: SLC Commercial Products Committee

Curtis Kendrick
Dean of Libraries
Binghamton University