SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 1999
Volume 1 Number 4
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In His Own Words In His Own Words
Mr. Carey Hatch, Assistant Provost for Library and Information Services

Cover Story
In His Own Words: Carey Hatch
Assistant Provost for Library and Information Services

Features
SUNY Selects Ex Libris

SUNYConnect Information Literacy Course Chosen

SLN Students Access SUNYConnect Databases

SUNYConnect -the-Dots

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

Link to the OLIS Committees List

Despite some delays, the SUNYConnect initiative is alive and well. It seems appropriate to use SUNYergy as a forum for some major SUNYConnect announcements, including theEx Libris Web Site

But, first let me extend my thanks to all of my SUNY colleagues working together via multiple committees to move the SUNYConnect initiative forward.

One area of interest to many is the selection of the SUNYConnect library software system. On August 9th, representatives from the SUNY Library Automation Migration (SLAM) Evaluation Team, the SUNY Council of Library Directors (SCLD), the SUNYConnect Advisory Council and the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) presented the Team's recommendation for the SUNYConnect Library Management System (LMS) to Provost Salins. Provost Salins accepted the recommendation, but stated that it was necessary to fully inform Executive Vice Chancellor Dunn and other key members of System Administration about the SUNYConnect initiative.

During this same time period, the Advanced Learning and Information Services (ALIS) group, of which OLIS is a part, has been working with the management consulting firm of KPMG to assess ALIS programs and operations. The Provost requested that KPMG consultants review the SUNYConnect program plans and the LMS selection process. At this time, the KPMG assessment of ALIS is nearing completion. Preliminary reports indicate that this review by KPMG supports the SUNYConnect initiative and the LMS selection process.

We are pleased to announce that SUNYConnect LMS contract negotiations with Ex Libris USA, Inc. will commence shortly. Additional information about the selection of Ex Libris' ALEPH500 system can be found in this issue of SUNYergy. We hope to see you at one of the upcoming regional meetings designed to get the word out about this exciting development.

Despite recent reports of SUNY budget problems, the SUNYConnect financial plan remains intact. The proposed financial plan for SUNYConnect draws revenue from System Administration University-wide accounts, the LAIP set-aside fund, University-wide capital funds, and campus contributions. SUNYConnect does not require any new state money to move ahead.

We regret if any of these delays have caused any concerns within the SUNY community. Please be assured, as we have been, that the Provost's Office is intent on moving the SUNYConnect initiative forward. Thank you for your efforts, past, present and future, in support of SUNYConnect.

Mr. Carey Hatch
Assistant Provost SUNY Office of Library and Information Services

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Cover Story

In His Own Words: Carey Hatch
Assistant Provost for Library and Information Services

Feature

SUNY Selects Ex Libris

Feature

SUNYConnect Information Literacy Course Chosen

Feature

SLN Students Access SUNYConnect Databases

Feature

SUNYConnect-the -Dots

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

Link to the OLIS Committees List