SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues   April 2013
Volume 15 Number 2
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Additional SUNYConnect Updates
 

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ESF and SUNYConnect

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State of (Open) SUNY

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Illustration by Kay Nielsen in East of the sun and west of the moon (1914)ESF Evaluating their ALEPH database
Does one ever forget how to migrate? This is not a question of biology, but of library automation. OLIS is busy assisting in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's migration from their current library system (shared with Syracuse University) to SUNYConnect's. Birds of this feather are from OLIS, ESF, Syracuse and Ex Libris. OLIS experts have dusted off training programs, re-established training styles, re-worked implementation schedules, and tweaked data extraction programs. OLIS and ESF are consulting on patron file issues and a test database is being evaluated. This ESF bird is scheduled to land ("switch to production" with the ALEPH software) May 14, 2013.

Lots of Hardware Upgraded
The SUNYConnect LMS shared server hardware upgrade has been completed. Thanks to careful planning and efforts from ITEC and OLIS, the 56 campus systems have been upgraded. Double that number to account for both production and development systems.

Oneonta Head of Library Technology, Andy Perry, said "Maureen Zajkowski should get a standing ovation at the SUNY Council of Library Directors' meeting. Such a complex project and the process from the campus perspectiveITEC logo was a seamless and smooth one with no headaches." Kudos to OLIS and ITEC staff responsible for upgrading SUNYConnect shared servers from AIX to Linux-based machines.

OLIS Taskforce - Summary Updates

Shared Bib/Authorities Task Force:

  • Reviewing and evaluating survey responses;
  • Additional meetings to discuss and address issues;
  • Report to OLIS and SCLD (April 2013);
  • Next steps will involve test databases and getting the process going.
Discovery Systems Task Force:
  • Reviewing and evaluating survey responses;
  • Vendor demonstrations/presentations; link to the Spring meeting agenda
  • Additional evaluation of systems;
  • Meeting to review system evaluations;
  • Established recommendations;
  • Finalized report;
  • Report to OLIS and SCLD (April 2013);
  • Next steps will depend on SCLD decisions. link to InContext

OVIC
Campuses will be polled soon about their interest in renewing the Opposing Viewpoints subscription. As always, the starting point will be what the vendor would charge campuses individually. As more campuses participate, the per-campus charge will go down.

Serials Solutions is on State Contract
The New York State contract with ProQuest has been amended to include products from Serials Solutions. This link to SerialsSolutionsincludes the 360Link, Summon and 360Marc products.

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Cover Story

ESF and SUNYConnect

State of (Open) SUNY

Can Ebooks be Shared?

 

Features

3Ts 2013

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

 Features

OA Round-Up

Focus on SUNY Libraries

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links