OLIS Phone Number has Changed
Please note that the main telephone number for the
SUNY Office of Library and Information Services has
changed. The new number is 518-320-1477. The office
fax number is 518-320-1554.
The SUNYConnect Advisory Council, SUNY Council of Library
Directors, SUNYLA and OLIS are planning a series of
webinars for SUNY library staff to assist in the process
of developing the new multi-year strategic plan for
The "Big Issues, Hard Questions, New Solutions" webinar
series is tentatively scheduled for 10-11am on every
Tuesday of June 2010. Please stay tuned for further
SBII Library Project
The go-ahead has been received for the SUNY Business
Intelligence Initiative Library Project. This will
provide a way to compare library collections across
all of SUNY. See the October 2009 issue of SUNYergy for more information.
SUNYSearch Development Underway
The SUNYConnect Advisory Council at their January 28,
2010 meeting approved recommendations for a SUNYConnect union catalog replacement.
The work on SUNYSearch is underway. This system will
utilize the applications programming interface (API)
tools provided by OCLC to show SUNY library holdings
by way of the WorldCat database.
A number of new or modified custom reports and Aleph
services have been announced recently.
Custom-50/ Circulation Statistics by Item
Custom-51/ Circulation Statistics by Title
Custom-52/ Circulation Statistics by Item
with Patron Information
Custom-53/ Circulation Statistics by Item for SUNYONE
Custom-55/ Circulation Statistics by Item -
Custom-56/ Circulation Statistics - Items with Zero
Custom-90/ Re-index Course Reserves
Custom-97/ Restart z39.50 server
MARC Records for Springer Collection
The OLIS has loaded the MARC records for the Springer
e.books purchased by a group of SUNY libraries.
CUNY - SUNY Database Offers
Gale Cengage Learning was contacted about providing
a discount offer to CUNY and SUNY libraries for their
Health Reference Center and Nursing/Allied Health databases. If a library chose to subscribe, they
would also be eligible for free access to the vendor's Nursing Resource Center.
Efforts on behalf of and by SUNY and CUNY provided the
largest discount possible for subscribing libraries.
Approximately 20 libraries from both systems opted for
one or both of the subscriptions.