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Additional SUNYConnect Updates
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SUNYConnect Welcomes ESF
SUNYConnect is all of SUNY (minus the Cornells) plus Alfred University. No longer will another exception be needed (i.e. "the Cornells and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry"). The OLIS has been working with ESF to bring them into the fold.
ESF had already been adding interesting content to the SUNY Digital Repository, such as notes, drawings and photos from the work of landscape architect Fletcher Steele. Their library databases now feature SUNYConnect resources including Academic Source and Environment Complete. We are expecting some great additions diversifying the SUNY collection with ESF's participation in the newly re-started SUNYOne initiative.
The OLIS staff have also been working with ESF, Syracuse University and Ex Libris in planning and readying for a migration of the ESF catalog and services to the SUNYConnect LMS. With that, the 57th library will be hosted on the SUNYConnect shared servers.
Task Force Announcements
The SUNY Council of Library Directors and OLIS discussed formation of two work groups at the SCLD FallMeeting:
- Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force
Work with OLIS to document standards to be followed for workflow within a shared cataloging and authorities environment based on one record for each bibliographic entity. (excerpt of committee charge)
- Discovery Systems Task Force
Evaluate the benefits and costs of a SUNYConnect-wide discovery system. (excerpt of committee charge)
SUNYOne is Back
Eleven SUNYConnect libraries have opted to participate in the round of the Diversifying the SUNY Collection initiative. Once again University at Buffalo is taking a leadership role in providing oversight, administrative and accounting services for the project. SUNYOne diversifies the SUNY collection by acquiring library materials that have been requested by students, faculty or staff and that are not available from any SUNY library.
Thanks to Brockport, Buffalo, Buffalo State, Cobleskill, Cortland, ESF, Jefferson, Morrisville, Nassau, New Paltz, Oneonta and Plattsburgh for making SUNYergy a reality.
Ebook Purchase on Demand
Eleven SUNYConnect libraries are participating in the ebook purchase on demand project from the Western NY Library Resources Council. The program is using EBL (EBook Library) "demand driven acquisition" services. OLIS has loaded 5400 records for each of the SUNYConnect participants on the shared servers. Along with University at Buffalo, those campuses are Brockport, Buffalo State, Cobleskill, Cortland, Erie, Geneseo, Monroe, Morrisville, Oneonta and Potsdam.