SUNY-wide Shared Search & Discovery Services Committee named

A SUNY-wide library committee has been formed to evaluate and recommend to the SUNYConnect Advisory Council approaches for improving the discovery of library resources. As an off-shoot of the Shared Services Task Force, the Shared Search & Discovery Services Committee will be a future-looking group seeking 21st century tools for finding and enhancing the use of library resources.

The committee’s charge is available.  And, is included here –

Shared Search & Discovery Services Committee – Charge

Evaluate and recommend enterprise-level search and discovery tools for SUNY library resources. 

Task:  Recommend procedures and applications for improved and unified discovery of campus library holdings, SUNY-wide library holdings and electronic resources.  Identify enhanced services for patrons. 

Goal: To establish a 21st century vision for shared library services that integrate with teaching, learning and administrative activities on our campuses.
Connect Advisory Council

From the Shared Services group – Robert Cushman (Brockport), Pamela Flinton (Oneonta)

Kate Bouman (Binghamton)

Bill Drew (Tompkins-Cortland, SUNYLA Information Technology Committee)

Ken Fujiuchi (Buffalo State)

Maggie Horn (OLIS, ex officio)

Mark Ludwig (Buffalo)

Stephan Macaluso (New Paltz)

John Schumacher (OLIS, ex officio, Project Coordinator)

Feel free to get in touch with committee members to express your views on new search tools for SUNY-wide library resources.

John Schumacher
Office of Library and Information Services
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
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