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OLIS Report
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:26:29 PM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
Karen Gardner-Athey (
November 02, 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 October 16;
•   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;

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;
•   On September 12th Lumen Waymaker seminar was held at Finger Lakes Community College at its Rochester extension site;

Open Access
•   Symposia regarding open access and the SUNY Open Access Resolution were scheduled for Buffalo (October 15th) and Stony Brook (October 26th);
•   An Open Access celebration was held at University at Albany on October 25th; OLIS staff were in attendance;

SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)

•   SLC Fall Meeting will be held in Saratoga November 7- 8;
•   SLC Board and Executive Director met August 28th;
•   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

•   John Schumacher, long time OLIS staff member and OLIS SUNYLA delegate has retired, as of October 24th.  We thank him for his dedication and service to OLIS, SUNYLA and UUP.
•   Karen Gardner-Athey will take over as the OLIS delegate to the SUNYLA council; this report is the first one as Karen’s submission.  It is based on John’s previous submission;
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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