SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues October 2002
Volume 4 Number 4
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Additional SUNYConnect Updates

Cover Story

SFX is Here!

Features

SUNYConnect LMS Implementation Process

Notes from NAUUG

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

Photo Gallery

Link to the SUNYConnect Committees List

Group3 Begins Implementation Process
Eleven more SUNY campuses are in the process of migrating to the SUNYConnect LMS. Canton, Delhi, Jefferson, Oneonta, Orange, Potsdam, Purchase, Rockland, Stony Brook HSC, Sullivan, and Ulster have begun the implementation process. Initial meetings and data analysis have been completed. Some of the Group3 libraries have begun receiving training in the use of ALEPH. Test databases have been created for Oneonta, Purchase and Sullivan. SUNY is working with Ex Libris Implementation Librarians Michael Blake, Mary Croxen and Marc Keepper. Group3 contacts: Thanks for all of your efforts.

Training OLIS Style
With the Group3 implementations, SUNY OLIS is taking over more of the ALEPH training previously conducted by Ex Libris. This includes an introductory course, system librarian, cataloging, circulation and other SUNYConnect LMS-related training courses.

UB is Back!
University at Buffalo is part of SUNYConnect. UB had ceased work on their ALEPH implementation. This decision was based on various issues related to the size and complexity of their implementation of the Ex Libris software. While not all of these issues have been fully resolved enough progress has been seen to make it possible for UB to opt back in to the implementation process. Their scheduled move to the SUNYConnect LMS is now in the 2003-2004 timeframe. Welcome back UB!

Morrisville Praises Ex Libris Technical Support
"I just thought everyone would be interested in my experience with Ex Libris Tech. Support. I have submitted or had submitted for me two problem reports. I received a response within an hour. I had a solution or at least a very detailed explanation of how and why within three hours. The same person, Junfang Zhang with some assistance from Jerry Specht (extremely capable people that also have a great service attitude) actually handled both of my queries. I am extremely satisfied with the results and the explanations." Wilfred (Bill) Drew Associate Librarian, Systems and Reference SUNY Morrisville College Library

Joseph Thornton Joins OLIS
The SUNY Office of Library and Information Services is please to announce the appointment of a new Library Systems/Database Manager. Mr. Joseph Thornton will start with OLIS November 4th. Joe has a significant amount of systems librarian experience primarily at Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute and at Skidmore College. Joe will be working with ITEC and Ex Libris on technical aspects of ALEPH system installation, implementation and maintenance. Welcome Joe!

Union Catalog Prototype Being Tested
Progress on the SUNYConnect Union Catalog has not been as extensive as SUNY had hoped. A test database has, however, been created. This involves bibliographic records from a number of the early implementers of the SUNYConnect LMS. These records are then merged together into a prototype system. The Data Management Working Group has been involved in defining and evaluating the prototype. The next steps include fine tuning the process used to merge duplicate bibliographic records together and testing circulation components of the union catalog.

SUNYConnect  Milestone: Document Delivery System in Place
The availability of "LAND" has been announced. "Libraries and Nylink Deliver" is the official SUNYConnect document delivery service. This milestone will be in place when the SUNYConnect Union Catalog is implemented. Until then, LAND is available for use within the context of traditional interlibrary loans. LAND: Libraries and NYLink Deliver

A SUNY campus' participation in SUNYConnect pays for one drop-off/ pick-up location on that campus. SUNYConnect fees also cover additional start-up fees for the service. Additional delivery locations on the campus can be established at an additional charge. For more information about LAND, please see http://www.nylink.suny.edu/land.htm

Core SUNYConnect Electronic Resources Defined
The SUNY Library Contracts Advisory Team has sent along its recommendations to the SUNYConnect Advisory Council regarding a core set of electronic resources that should be considered for SUNY-wide purchase through SUNYConnect. Included in this core set of resources are Gale OneFile (general full text), ProQuest ABI Inform (Business), Education Plus (full text education database available from various vendors), ProQuest National Newspapers (full text newspapers) and CINAHL (nursing and allied health database available from various vendors). Click here for a SLiCAT committee photo.

The list is being evaluated by S.A.C. The analysis includes, of course, the amount of revenue available for the purchase of these resources. S.A.C. is in the process of determining how much of the list will actually become / continue as SUNYConnect electronic resources. SUNYConnect-wide access to the complete list would likely require an increase in the SUNYConnect database fee.

SFX Training
Additional SFX training is being provided. Campuses receiving this training in October were Alfred, Brockport, Buffalo (University, College and HSC), Ceramics, Corning, Erie, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Geneseo, Jamestown, Monroe, and Oswego.

In November - Albany, Adirondack, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Empire, Fulton Montgomery, Hudson Valley, New Paltz, Plattsburgh and Schenectady will also receive SFX training.    

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Cover Story

SFX is Here!

Feature

SUNYConnect LMS Implementation Process

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Feature

Notes from NAUUG

 

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

 

 

 

 

How to Contact Us

 

Linkable Links

 

Photo Gallery

 

Link to the SUNYConnect Committees List