SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 2009
Volume 11 Number 4
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OLIS Provides Starting Point for Angel-Library Resource Access  

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Library Resources via Angel (Fredonia)

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Library Resources via Angel (Onondaga)

OLIS Library Resources Starting Point

Welcome Chancellor Zimpher

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[Editor's note: the following letter went to library directors at campuses using Angel and describes basic building blocks provided by OLIS and SUNY Learning Network to enable library resources to be discovered and utilized from within the Angel system.]

Good day,
The Office of Library and Information Services and the SUNY Learning Network created an ANGEL nugget (customized code) that provides links to library resources from within ANGEL. The Nugget has been customized for each campus to provide access to the campus library web site, library book catalog and SUNYConnect electronic resources via the campus proxy server. Its intent is to provide a starting point for the integration of online library resources into Angel. Obviously, the Nuggets will need to be maintained by someone on your campus library familiar with your campus’ ever-changing online library resources.

see OLIS sample Nugget

The Nugget is set as an "Available item" on the Course Resources portal page. This allows ANGEL administrators to add the Nugget if desired, but does not force its appearance. The Nugget can be placed in individual courses, or in areas that are accessible to any student at any time. The Nugget can also be used as a building block for additional Nuggets to access campus specific library resources, or to provide access to discipline specific resources in courses.

We know there are strong relationships between library and online learning organizations on many campuses. For those campuses this Nugget may not be needed. We also know that some campuses do not have a strong library presence in ANGEL. By making this pre-configured Nugget available, we hope to stimulate conversations between ANGEL administrators and librarians. Please let me know if you would like me to arrange a conference call between my staff, your librarians and your ANGEL administrator to explain this Nugget in more detail.

Your campus ANGEL administrator will also be receiving communication about this function. If you feel your institution can improve your integration of library resources and services into ANGEL, please contact your campus ANGEL administrator to begin the discussion about how to implement and maintain this new Nugget.

Carey Hatch
Assistant Provost for Library & Information Services
Director of the SUNY Learning Network
SUNY System Administration

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Cover Story

Libraray Resources via Angel (Fredonia)

Library Resources via Angel (Onondaga)

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Features

OLIS Library Resources Starting Point

Welcome Chancellor Zimpher

Brockport and Aquabrowser

 Features

SUNY Business Intelligence

Focus on SUNY Libraries

SUNYConnect Updates

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links