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John Schumacher

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OLIS report (in text and as attachment)
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:33:50 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
John Schumacher (
September 21, 2018

SUNY Library Services Platform (LSP)
•   Campuses and the LSP Implementation Team are busy with Alma configuration forms;
•   Weekly meetings/calls are underway with campus representatives, project managers and Ex Libris;
•   LSP kick-off meeting was July 10-11; thanks to Hudson Valley Community College for hosting;
•   Initial Alma databases for all of SUNYConnect are being established after September 16, 2018;
•   Latest LSP update webinar was on September 11th;
•   LSP FAQs are 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 and/or the new sunylsp email list;

Electronic Resources 
•   New SUNYConnect database is available; Fuente Academica Plus, a “full-text database [that] offers Spanish- and Portuguese-language academic content for researchers studying a broad range of disciplines”;
•   New SUNYConnect-wide digital archive available via EBSCO
•   The shared nursing collection initiative continues for another year; nearly two dozen SUNY libraries utilize the ebook/video/test preparation tools via STAT!Ref; renewed license now includes a pharmacology video resource;
•   OLIS is in the midst of the process for a possible renewal (and cost sharing) for SUNYConnect-wide access to the New England Journal of Medicine; please get in touch about this if you have not done so already;
•   Responses needed from most current Annual Reviews subscribers regarding a possible 2019 renewal;
•   Cold calls and related inquiries – Does your library have (purchasing) interest in:
a new license for EuroMonitor (market research) resources, Sage Research Methods?

Open Educational Resources
•   September 1st Michael Daly begins working for SUNY OER Services;
•   On August 15th, a SUNY OER Services webinar presented and discussed the OER Funding Applications for 2018-2019; the purpose of the webinar was to walk through the OER funding process for campus applications;

Open Access
•   Symposia regarding open access and the SUNY Open Access Resolution are scheduled for Buffalo (October 15th) and Stony Brook (October 26th); more details and programs to follow;
•   University at Albany has an Open Access Week program scheduled for October 25th

SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)
•   SLC Board and Executive Director met August 14th;
•   New SLC email list has been established initially using the SCLD-l subscriber list; get in touch if additional subscriptions are needed/desired;
•   The Commercial Products Committee (CPC) is collecting/analyzing campus inventory responses regarding licensed electronic resources and license details;
•   Be on the lookout for a survey from the Video Resources Working Group; primarily focused on libraries’ Kanopy licenses;
•   A CPC sub-group has begun discussions about the ScienceDirect license, cost sharing analysis and next steps regarding possible ScienceDirect renewal/s

•   This is my final report as OLIS Liaison to the SUNY Librarians’ Association Executive Board and Council; it has been a true honor to serve in this role for many years; I have announced a SUNY retirement date of October 24, 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: September 20, 2018, 10:54:15 PM »
Congratulations on your retirement, John!  You will be missed!  Have fun  8)