Governance Groups Formed
The SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD) has approved the membership of the newly formed SUNYConnect governance groups.
SUNYConnect Coordinating Committee -
Patrick Callahan (Purchase; Comprehensive Colleges)
Constantia Constantinou (Maritime; Shared Staff Taskforce)
April Davies (Cobleskill; SUNYLA)
Mary Donohue--Chair (Fulton-Montgomery; SCLD-Executive Board)
Connie Holberg (Jefferson; Shared Collections Taskforce)
Susan Lieberthal (Suffolk; Community Colleges)
Cyril Oberlander (Geneseo; Knowledge Base Taskforce)
Andrew Perry (Oneonta; Shared Tech Services Taskforce)
Pam Peters (Delhi; Colleges of Technology)
Melissa Peterson (Erie – South; Assessment Taskforce)
Cristina Pope (Upstate Medical; Leadership Taskforce)
Logan Rath (Brockport; SUNYLA)
Mark Smith (Alfred Ceramics; Doctoral Universities)
Drew Urbanek (Herkimer; Vision Taskforce)
Karen Vanterpool (Westchester; IMS Taskforce)
OLIS staff (Ex officio)
SUNYConnect Finance Committee -
Austin Booth (University at Buffalo; University Centers)
Constantia Constantinou (Maritime; Comprehensive Colleges)
David Haggstrom (Alfred; Colleges of Technology)
Brenda Hazard (Hudson Valley; Community Colleges)
Cristina Pope (Upstate Medical; Non-UC Doctorals)
OLIS staff (tbd)
April Davies (Cobleskill; SUNYLA; ex officio)
Additional liaison group and OLIS membership will be finalized shortly. See SUNYergy April 2011 for more information on these groups.
"SUNYOne" Report Available
The Diversifying the SUNY Collection pilot program that involved collective purchasing of materials not in the SUNY collection and requested by SUNY library patrons has been completed. The "SUNYOne" final report and additional comments can be found on the SCLD website.
Aleph Upgrade to Version 20
The SUNYConnect LMS has been upgraded to Aleph v.20. This project was a group effort involving OLIS, ITEC and campus-based librarians. All 56 campuses on the shared servers were provided first with development/testing versions of the new software. This and production system implementations occurred with few if any problems. Thanks to OLIS, ITEC, campus contacts and staff for their efforts.
SUNYConnect LMS Goes Mobile
The OLIS is pleased to announce a mobile-enhanced version of the Aleph catalog. The mobile catalog offersbasic and advanced searching, links to e-books and e-resources in 856 fields, links to Google Books, and the ability to email single titles. The mobile catalog offers a clean, uncluttered look and feel.
Each campus now has a mobile catalog in place on both the /dev and /prod sides. In addition, links to the interface have been added to many Aleph OPAC pages.
Natalie Sturr, Coordinator of Library Technology at SUNY Oswego, developed the mobile catalog for her campus and has graciously agreed to share her work. The OLIS is pleased to make Natalie’s version of the mobile Aleph catalog available to all campuses on the shared servers.
The mobile catalog is designed to run in conjunction with existing campus OPAC files, and builds on work done by Laura Murray of the OLIS. Like the standard OPAC, file content is standardized to reduce long-term maintenance.
Things to know:
URL (production system) http://zzz.sunyconnect.suny.edu:####/F?func=find-b-0&local_base=ZZZ01_MOBILE URL (development system)
- Substitute your lower-case 3-letter library code for zzz
- Substitute your UPPER-case 3-letter library code for ZZZ
- Substitute your web catalog port number for ####
Modifications - Please submit a Footprints ticket if you would like:
- To have a different name displayed for your library
- A different graphic used (please attach the graphic)
- A link to your library’s mobile site to appear at the bottom of each screen (please include the url)
Aleph Course Reserves Enhancements
The OLIS has developed two improvements for Course Reserves:
1) The word indexing for the course name no longer includes the ALEPH sequence number; improving searching and reducing or eliminating the need for truncation with those searches;
2) The display of the documents list includes the call number in the upper pane of the interface.
New SUNYConnect Web/Social Media
The OLIS/SUNYConnect web has been migrated to a wiki-based system (Confluence). The main address remains the same - http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/. The URLS for Sandbox, Footprints, Angel and SUNYergy are not affected by this transition.
For other links, you should be re-directed to the new site when using older URLs. Please send in a Footprints issue (task - "SUNYConnect on Confluence") if you are having trouble tracking down a document, etc.
The new system will aid in content being added/updated by various members of the staff.
Follow OLIS and SUNYConnect via Facebook and Twitter
E.books on EBSCO
NetLibrary materials are now available on EBSCOHost in their eBook Collection. The direct URL for your campus' titles/texts is http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
Database Trials through 2011
Two database trials have been established for Human Relations Area Files (HRAF); namely their World Cultures and Archaeology resources. Free trial access is available until the end of 2011.
"eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects ofcultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level."
"eHRAF Archaeology is an online cross-cultural database containing information on world prehistory. This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies."
Pricing for the databases can be found on the password-protected portion of the new SUNYConnect web.
The database provider has additional information related to proxy server set-up, teaching materials, user guide and descriptive webinars.