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OLIS report
« on: June 13, 2011, 02:19:01 PM »

OLIS report here and attached.
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services
Report to SUNYLA Executive Board/Council 
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June 15, 2011

SUNYConnect LMS and Related Activities
•   Upgrade to Aleph version 20 – all development systems on the shared servers have been upgraded to V.20; a number of sites are now upgraded (production systems); thanks to campus contacts and staff, ITEC and OLIS for their efforts; campus-specific upgrade schedule (and additional information) can be found in OLIS Documents
Project completion is scheduled for August 2011;
•   OLIS assisted Buffalo State in providing their Aleph catalog records for loading into their new Summon discovery system (see; weekly updates to that data have been implemented;
•   OLIS policy statement – “Aleph Data Extracts for Vendor Search and Discovery Services” (see Footprints #8425);
•   For campuses pursuing purchases or subscriptions (or other electronic resources utilizing MARC records), please submit a Footprints request well in advance of possible batch loading of MARC records into your catalog;
•   Ebrary records (50,000+ loaded for 17 campuses); Springer (13,000+ for 12 campuses); updates for both of these have begun; OLIS working on instructions for campuses to take over record updating process;
•   Reclamation – of campuses on shared servers 26 have completed the process; 9 are in progress; 19 scheduled for 2012.

Electronic Resources 
•   Thanks to Adirondack, Alfred, Alfred University, Binghamton, Brockport, Broome, Buffalo, Buffalo State, Cayuga, Clinton, Cobleskill, Columbia-Greene, Corning, Dutchess, Empire, Farmingdale, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Monroe, Morrisville, Nassau, New Paltz, North Country, Oneonta, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, SUNYIT, Tompkins Cortland and Westchester the Opposing Viewpoints in Context resource is available to all of SUNYConnect (through June 2012); the campuses also received a discount off the campus-specific pricing for the resource;
•   The SUNYConnect Electronic Resources Team will be reviewing the SUNYConnect electronic resource offerings for possible changes (post June 30, 2012); Team members are listed at
•   Legacy NetLibrary usage statistics will disappear as of July 1, 2011; if interested, send detailed requests for statistical reports to John Schumacher prior to that date;
•   Database and other electronic resource offers (all links are to the OLIS Documents area) -
Credo Reference -
ebrary -
Films on Demand -
Oxford Bibliographies Online -
Rittenhouse (R2 Digital Library) -
Wilson (image resources package) -
Wilson (retrospective resources) -
•   The 360Link “SUNY Science Direct Titles” list was updated in May (tracks 2207 titles including new titles added for 2011).

SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative – Library Project
•   The system is in production ( - choose your campus and follow login prompts; “Library” project available via link at top right of the screen); currently the system includes 12/10/10 bibliographic data from the 55 SUNY catalogs on shared servers as well as 5 years of circulation data;
•   Orientation and other informational materials on the use and application of the system are being developed.

SUNY Strategic Plan Activities
•   OLIS provided library circulation statistics and electronic resource download figures as part of the “SUNY Report Card” -
•   Carey Hatch is co-chair of the Innovative Instruction Transformation Team ( ) and
a member of the Information Technology Transformation Team )
•   Team reports and other information available at

•   EBSCO and Wilson are merging ( )
•   NYS Assembly and Senate have passed ARIA ( )

SUNYConnect Information / Resources
•   For additional information about SUNYConnect
•   OLIS’ Footprints Service Request System
•   OLIS Support Portal
•   SUNYConnect union catalog
•   OLIS Documents Area
•   The OLIS web log -

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Re: OLIS report
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 09:35:22 AM »
More information as well as a tutorial on the SBII Library Project is available at