SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 2008
Volume 10 Number 4
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Noir by Design, The Making of Research, My Lovely

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Revised SUNYConnect Financial Plan

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Ex Libris meets with SUNY OLIS, ITEC and Ex Libris met October 7, 2008. Ex Libris' Shelley Hostetler, Manager, Global ILS Support and Greg Gosselin, Account Executive participated in the meeting. link to Ex Libris home page

The goal of the meeting was to again seek a common understanding of ALEPH support needs across SUNY. SUNYConnect's unique implementation of ALEPH has created challenges in fully utilizing Ex Libris technical support paid for by all SUNYConnect participants.

By having more inquiries end up with Ex Libris for resolution, OLIS hopes to make progress towards the stated goal of using less staff time for ALEPH support.

New ALEPH Reports Available
The OLIS is happy to announce that 9 new custom reports are now available.

Reports for cataloging cleanup:

These services create a list of bib system numbers for bibliographic records that meet the criteria. Other Aleph reports/services can be used to refine and/or print results or perform global changes.

  • Cataloging / Services / Custom Services - Cataloging

    * Bib records (non-deleted) with no ADM or HOL record (custom-35)

    * Bib records (non-deleted) with no HOL records (custom-36)

    * Bib records (non-deleted) with no ADM record (custom-37)

  • Circulation / Services / Items

    * Item records not linked to any HOL record (custom-38)

Reports for OPAC Stats:

These custom services replace the current web-based OPAC Stats created by Nathan Fixler at OLIS. The Custom Services can report on OPAC activity from the beginning of v16.
  • Cataloging / Services / Custom Services - OPAC Stats

    * OPAC Stats - Visits – Monthly (custom-60) -- This service reports the total number of OPAC visits for each month within the specified year.

    * OPAC Stats - Visits – Daily (custom-61) -- This service reports the total number of OPAC visits for each day within the specified month.

    * Web OPAC Search Strings - Word Searches (custom-62) -- This service counts and reports the search strings used in Word searches within the specified period of time.

    * Web OPAC Search Strings - Scan Searches (custom-63) -- This service counts and reports the search strings used in Scan/Browse searches within the specified period of time.

Job to provide circulation data for WorldCat Collection Analysis:

  • Circulation / Services / Custom - Circ Reports and Jobs

    * WorldCat Collection Analysis - Circ Extract (custom-70) -- This service produces a file to be sent to OCLC for the WorldCat Collection Analysis - Circulation Analysis.

This file can be sent to OCLC without any further modification.

ALEPH & Angel
To assist with ongoing training needs related to the SUNYConnect LMS, the OLIS is working on online training modules that will be available anytime, anywhere. The Angel course management system is being used to develop and deliver these training modules.

Shared Services Group Final Report
The SUNYConnect Aleph Shared Services Task Force has concluded its work. Reports and working documents for the Task Force's activities are available in the OLIS Documents area.

Thanks to the task force members for their efforts in support of SUNYConnect.

link to EbscoHostFree Access to Research Starters
EBSCO Publishing is offering an extended free trial to new business and education database supplements.

Research Starters-Business "offer students a starting point for their research. By providing comprehensive summaries of discipline-specific topics, they help students grasp the broad outlines of a subject, realize its real world
applications, critically engage it, and locate sources for researching it in greater detail. Most articles are around 3,000 words, making them more in-depth than the average text book or encyclopedia entry, yet short enough to be easily digestible".

Research Starters- Education "provides students with a solid foundation for their research and assignments, as well as overview information on topics relevant to their studies. Comprehensive summaries of discipline-specific topics help students to grasp the broad outlines of a subject, realize its real world applications, critically engage it, and locate sources for advanced research. Articles average 3,000 words, providing concise yet more in-depth content than most textbook or encyclopedia entries."

Free trial access is available through the 2008/09 academic year by completing the form at http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/research_starters.php or by contacting Amy Watts (awatts@ebscohost.com
or 1-800-653-2726 Ext. 2461).

link to ISI Web of KnowledgeUse Web of Science - Free Trial Continues
Thomson Reuters has established free trial access for all of SUNY for Web of Knowledge. The trial extends through November 8, 2008.

"ISI Web of Knowledge contains: 13,000 journals; 23 million patents; 192,000 conference proceedings; 9,100 Web sites; 5,000 books; 2 million chemical structures; over 100 years of backfiles; 40 million cited references added annually; 256 subject categories in Science, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities, covering the full range of scholarship and research."

This resource includes the Web of Science citation analysis tool as well as Biosis Previews.

ScienceDirect Title Swap
The current ScienceDirect agreement allows libraries to subtract and add Elsevier titles on an annual basis. OLIS and Elsevier are looking to formalize this procedure via two "swap" periods - November and March.link ScienceDirect 2009 subscription price list

By agreement, subscriptions ceased must be replaced with subscriptions of equal or greater price. Along with collection decisions at individual libraries, this process does have implications regarding possible needs in terms of archival access to titles of interest to our libraries.

The SUNY Collections and Access Council (University Centers and HSCs) and the Comprehensive Colleges Cooperative Collection Development group are being utilized as conduits for discussion and decisions on this title swapping. Libraries with questions or comments about this, please contact John Schumacher (OLIS).

Electronic Resource Recommendations
The S.A.C. asked the Electronic Resources Team for recommendations regarding additional SUNYConnect resources. Initially, this request was in the context of the SUNY Digital Library proposal which had received support via the SUNY budget process.

Unfortunately, that support did not carry through the New York State budget process (even more so, not through subsequent and additional cuts to the SUNY budget). Nevertheless, the Electronic Resources Team carried out their current charge. This was to look at current electronic resource subscriptions at our libraries, and to provide recommendations for the resources suitable for SUNYConnect-wide access/subscription. The recommendations are both by SUNY sector as well as in a priority order. The report to S.A.C. as well as an accompanying spreadsheet are available via the OLIS Documents area.

http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/olisdocs/public/Electronic_Resources/E_Res_Team_2008_Recommendations.doc
http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/olisdocs/public/Electronic_Resources/E_Res_Team_2008_recommendations.xls

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Cover Story

The Making of Research, My Lovely

Revised SUNYConnect Financial Plan

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Features

SUNY Borrowing Task Force Report

SUNY and 360Search

 Features

SUNYergy Happens

SUNYConnect Updates

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links