SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues January 2013
Volume 15 Number 1
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SUNYConnect! SUNYConnect Task Forces Survey Community

 

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The work of two SUNY-wide Task Forces is underway. Both groups have put surveys in front of the SUNY library community to solicit your input for important SUNYConnect initiatives.

The Shared Cataloging and Authorities Task Force is charged with developing work procedures and standards for a SUNYConnect LMS environment using a single bibliographic record and shared authority files. Procedures for sites link to Task Force documenton the shared Aleph servers to be established relate to

  • the merging of bibliographic records;
  • adding and editing new catalog and authority records;
  • ongoing cataloging and maintenance.

Survey participants are being asked for their input on these topics as well as for additional comments related to local campus issues.

Among other potential benefits, a shared bibliographic file would greatly reduce efforts needed to load records for electronic book packages and allow for implementation of any future SUNYConnect discovery system.

Thanks to the following colleagues for their service on this Task Force: Sandy Card (Binghamton), Louise Charbonneau (Mohawk Valley), April Davies (Cobleskill), Cindy Francis (Genesee), Marianne Hebert (Potsdam), Amy Hillick (Orange), Maggie Horn (OLIS, co-Chair), Kevin McCoy (Suffolk), Anne McFarland (Oneonta), Marianne Muha (Buffalo State), Nancy Poehlmann, (Albany), Angela Rhodes (Morrisville), Amy Rupp (Jamestown), Werner Sbaschnik (Old Westbury), Jennifer Smathers (Brockport), Matthew Smith (Sullivan), Kimmy Szeto (Maritime), Stephen Weiter (ESF),Kenyon Wells (Jefferson), Maureen Zajkowski (OLIS, co-Chair).

The group's charge document and addendum include additional details on Task Force topics.

The Discovery Systems Task Force:

  • Michelle Eichelberger (Genesee)
  • Kathleen Gundrum (System Administration, Project Manager)
  • Kristy Lee (New Paltz)
  • Laura Murray (OLIS)
  • Chris Poehlmann (Albany)
  • John Schumacher (OLIS)
  • Joe Williams (Maritime)

is seeking your input regarding discovery software systems such as EBSCO's EBSCO Discovery Service, Ex Libris' Primo/Primo Central, Serials Solutions' Summon and OCLC's WorldCat Local. Tell us about your campus implementation of such a system, your views on a SUNYConnect-wide discovery system, and what you see as high priorities for such a consortium-wide software standard. SUNY library directors have been asked to respond to the survey utilizing additional information and perspective from their staff members.

The Task Force has heard directly from SUNY librarians involved in implementation of most of these systems.Software demonstrations from the vendors are scheduled for the first half of February. Price quotes have been received from EBSCO, Ex Libris, OCLC and Serials Solutions.animated logs for the three Discovery products

Criteria for the review of these systems and proposals are being finalized by the group.

Recommendations from both groups will be sent to SUNY's Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) and link to SCLD blogfor additional action to the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD) later this year.

Thanks to all involved for their efforts in support of SUNYConnect.


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Cover Story

CSPAN'S View of SUNY

SUNYConnect Task Forces

 

Features

Purchase on Demand

Shared Ebook Program

 Features

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

Focus on SUNY Libraries

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links