SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues January 2009
Volume 11 Number 1
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SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative

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OLIS is participating in the SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative (SBII). Included as part of the initiative is alink to Helen Ernst's PowerPoint presentation sub-project that is focusing on SUNY library data. As a result of the SBII, members of the SUNY library community will have a tool for in-depth collection analysis as well as other reports and data analysis resources.

SBII is a SUNY-wide effort to provide useful, consistent and productive data analysis and reporting tools for the wide spectrum of university information and data.

"The fundamental goal of the SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative (SBII) is to:

1. integrate administrative data into a accurate, consistent, and reliable information resource
2. support planning, forecasting, and decision-making processes at campuses and System Administration.

"The SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative (SBII) will help create an atmosphere where decision makers at all levels, including front-line academic units to senior management, are empowered with the information they need to analyze and manage their administrative tasks related to information ...The SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative will facilitate strategic and operational decision-making at the campuses and System Administration by making information available in a timely, consistent and mission-driven manner".

Carey Hatch (OLIS, SLN, CPD) is a member of the SBII Steering Committee; Maureen Zajkowski (OLIS) is heading up the Library Functional Group portion of the SBII.

link to Helen Ernst's presentation

The technical underpinnings to SBII are systems from Oracle and Sungard with extensive work from computer centers at System Administration and elsewhere around SUNY. Part of the project involves the creation of an interface that users exploit to get the best use out of the data warehoused.

Along with the library group, SBII (Phase I) is working with SUNY Institutional Research data, Banner Student and financial aid information, and university-wide community college financial data. The interface and system for the first (Institutional Research) has been completed, others to be completed during the first half of 2009. Additional analysis of the library data is needed, and completion date is yet to be determined.

The initial work with SUNYConnect is focusing on LMS data (bibliographic and circulation) records. Users will be able to analyze individual collections as well as draw comparisons with other campuses.

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Cover Story

Enriching SUNY Library Collections

Federated Search

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Features

EBSCO Survey

SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative

 Features

SUNYConnect Updates

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links