SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues April 2009
Volume 11 Number 2
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Additional SUNYConnect Updates

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Welcome Dr. Zimpher!

Features

Purchase on Demand Pilot

Implementing 360Search

SUNY History & the Digital Repository

Focus on SUNY Libraries

SUNYConnect Updates

How to Contact Us

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New Aleph Training ModulesSandbox logo
The latest self-paced training module on SUNYConnect LMS services (via the Angel course management system) is --

  • Sandbox
  • and soon to be released: Introduction to Aleph System Librarian

A complete course catalog with release dates is available. The other training modules available are Introduction to Aleph and A Librarian's Guide to the Aleph Web OPAC.

The purpose of this training is either to refresh the knowledge of previously trained staff or assist in training new staff. Access information has been provided to our Aleph campus contacts.

SBII Library Project Update
The SBII Library Project will utilize SUNYConnect bibliographic and circulation transaction information as
foundation for an analysis tool. The system will allow for comparing library collections and other information
across the university, within university sectors, etc. Recent activities for this part of the SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative include -

  • discussion related to a wish list of reports and system capabilities;
  • information/data sharing with programming/project management staff;
  • development of specifications;
  • test data extracts;
  • fine-tuning data extracts;
  • hand off of project to programming staff/consultants for prototype development.

Sources for Aleph Help
The OLIS has created a documented entitled "Sources for Aleph Help." It is a list of resources available to the SUNY library community that includes a brief summary of their scope and access information. This document is available from the Footprints Knowledge Base Solution #6571 and from the OLIS Documentation portal:

The document provides information on the following:

New/revised Custom SUNYConnect LMS Reports
custom-11
Circ / Services / Custom – Circ Stats (Summary) /
Loan/renew statistics by collection code/call number breakdown: no $$h

This is a new report and is a modification to custom-10. Both custom-10 and custom-11 provide Loan/Renew statistics by Collection Code. The user specifies the number of characters in the call number to be used to calculate report results.

custom-10
This report assumes each call number begins with "$$h" or "$$k" - and starts counting (and reporting) on the 4th character. custom-11 does not assume a subfield code and starts counting at the 1st character. Custom-11
should be used for circ stats on bib records that are input using the Reserve Module. If you try running the existing custom-10 on Reserve items, you will find the first 3 characters of the call number are missing - custom-11 corrects that.

custom-39
Cataloging / Services / Custom Services – Cataloging / Bib records (non-deleted) with a HOL record but no
Item records

This is a new report that is similar to custom-35, custom-36, and custom-37. This service creates a list of bib system numbers for bibliographic records that have at least one HOL record but no Item records attached. You can use other Aleph reports/services to refine and/or print results or perform global changes. See the Help file for more details.

custom-50
Circ / Services / Custom – Circ Stats (Titles) /
Circulation Statistics by Item

This is an existing report and has been upgraded as follows:
  • the output now does not include bib records with STA fields
  • the output now includes the Item Status

Database Offers
Current database/electronic resource offers include Credo Reference, The Chronicle of Higher Education (site license), and Gale Virtual Reference Library titles. More information is available from OLIS and from the OLIS Documents area.

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Cover Story

Welcome Dr. Zimpher!

Purchase on Demand Pilot

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Features

Implementing 360Search

SUNY History & the Digital Repository

 Features

Focus on SUNY Libraries

SUNYConnect Updates

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links