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OLIS Report
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:49:12 AM »
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNY Librarians Association 
Karen Gardner-Athey (
January 17, 2019

SUNY Library Services Platform (LSP)
•   ExLibris and LSP Project led Alma training was held December 11-14, 2018; thanks to Upstate Medical for hosting;
•   ExLibris has complemented the entire SLC migration staff for their migration efforts.  They are holding this group up as a model for other consortia;
•   Acquisistions Start up Task Force has been meeting regularly to immerse themselves in Alma Acquisitions and workflows;
•   Alma training documentation is being worked on by the various working groups;
•   Dates for In Person Alma training are being worked on and will be announced soon; a total of 5 one day sessions will be offered a various locations;
•   LSP update webinar will be held on January 18;
•   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 began working for SUNY OER Services;
•   On December 6th, a SUNY OER Services meeting was held with staff; task assignments were discussed as was the review and funding of campus OER courses;
•   A Campus Champions meeting will be held at Suffolk County Community College on February 1st and 2nd; similar events are scheduled at other campuses;
•   Tony DeFranco and Michelle Beechey are now working full time for SUNY Open Services;

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 was held in Saratoga November 7- 8;
•   Jenica Rogers has accepted a new position at SUNY Potsdam and will step down from the SLC Board;
•   SLC bylaws are being developed to guide the work of the Executive Director, the Board and the organization;
•   The Commercial Products Committee (CPC) is working to establish a framework for moving the forward into commercial product evaluation and purchasing;

•   OLIS continues to work with the LSP project managers as part of the Alma migration;
•   OLIS is planning for Alma support. The plan is to have 3 – 4 support individuals in place by April, and to bring the total up to 8 by the Alma go live date June/July 2019.  All of this depends on the availability of qualified individuals.

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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