Volume 2 Number 2
|Nearly two thirds of all SUNY libraries now have
years of experience sharing a library management system. For some this sharing has been
ongoing for ten years. The SUNY
Library Automation Migration study provides specifics about those experiences.
During March, the SUNY library directors were asked to indicate their library's level of interest in the SUNYConnect LMS. The SUNYConnect Advisory Council (S.A.C.) has been evaluating those survey responses. This information is determining the program's participants as well as guiding S.A.C. in the formulation of an implementation schedule.
The surveys indicate a widespread interest in being involved in the shared project of implementing and utilizing the SUNYConnect LMS. SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry utilizes Syracuse University's LMS; likewise the Cornell statutory colleges will make use of Cornell University's new LMS when it is implemented. Niagara and Westchester community colleges have indicated that they are "unsure" as to their participation. Otherwise, all other SUNY colleges and universities that responded have opted to participate in the shared LMS. To date, 54 SUNY institutions have said "yes" they will be involved in the SUNYConnect LMS program. S.A.C. is expected to announce shortly which SUNY libraries will implement the Ex Libris software first.