Volume 5 Number 3
|(Editor's note: Thanks to Laura Cohen
(Albany) for her service as S.A.C.--SUNYLA Liaison. Some notable highlights from her last report are included
here. As Laura mentions, Andy Perry (Binghamton) has taken over the liaison role.)
Advisory Council Liaison 2002-2003 Annual Report (excerpt)
I think it's worth considering that SUNYConnect is a young consortium. My first meeting with SAC, four years ago, was also the first meeting of the newly-configured group as it emerged from the former LASG. In fact, this was the meeting in which SLAM revealed its selection of LMS to SAC and to Provost Salins. It was an exciting time.
The SUNYConnect consortium has come a very long way in just four years. We are experiencing growing pains, as any new consortium will. Ex Libris is providing us with certain challenges. But we continue to move ahead. Thanks to the efforts of OLIS and the staff at SUNY libraries, our progress has been, and will continue to be, significant.
I have concluded my second two-year term as SAC liaison. I have decided to step aside and give another SUNY librarian an opportunity to fill this very important position. I'm so pleased that Andy Perry has agreed to be my successor. Andy was a member of SLAM and has gone through the implementation of ALEPH500 at Binghamton. Andy and I have had a long phone conversation about the issues facing SAC, and I sent him several committee documents. I wish him all the best with his experience on SAC.
I consider myself very fortunate to have served as SAC liaison for SUNYLA. SAC meetings
are fascinating, substantive and challenging. It's been a privilege to watch a group of
very talented professionals work at the highest levels to succeed at this major
undertaking. All the best to everyone involved.