Monthly Archives: September 2008

Reminder / schedule – 360Search webinars

Note: the access info for the webinars is available via the OLIS Documents area – (pre-registration is not required)

360 Search – Webinar invitation (from Serials Solutions) —

As you may be aware, SUNYConnect’s advisory committee recently recommended that SUNY adopt Serials Solutions’ 360 Search federated search service.  Serials Solutions and SUNY Connect invite you and any other interested library staff to attend a web-based discussion and demonstration of 360 Search.

In this session, we will:

·         Outline 360 Search and its benefits for SUNY Libraries, reviewing successes at other institutions

·         Discuss how 360 Search is implemented and best practices for libraries (both SUNY and other libraries) that have integrated federated searching into their web environments

·         Conduct a live demonstration of 360 Search, including review of selected SUNY implementations

·         Present and discuss substantially discounted pricing for SUNY libraries

These sessions and the corresponding business offer will be of value and interest for both current 360 Search subscribers and non-subscribers.

Sessions will be offered at the following dates/times next week:

·         Tuesday, September 30th @ 11:00 AM

·         Tuesday, September 30th @ 3:00 PM

·         Wednesday, October 1st @ 10:00 AM

·         Wednesday, October 1st @ 2:00 PM

·         Thursday, October 2nd @ 9:00 AM

·         Thursday, October 2nd @ 4:00 PM

·         Friday, October 3rd @ 10:00 AM

Your attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged.  Participation in the SUNY pricing arrangement will be time limited and is highly recommended.  If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, please contact Jeff Riedel at: jeff dot riedel at serialsolutions dot com to make alternate arrangements.

new Literature Criticism Online pricing available

Gale/Cengage has provided updated pricing for Literature Criticism Online. You can find it in the OLIS Documents area at

Additional information about the offer is available at

[posted by John Schumacher ]

360Search webinar schedule and access info.

The Shared Search & Discovery Services Committee included in its recommendations the 360Search federated search software ( While not able to offer monies outside of campus budgets for this software, nonetheless the recommendation has received support from the SUNYConnect Advisory Council and the SUNY Council of Library Directors.

To provide additional information to the community, a number of web-based seminars have been scheduled (during the period – September 30, 2008 – October 3, 2008).

Schedule and access information for these programs is available via the OLIS Documents area at The programs will run approximately one hour. It is not necessary to register for a specific program ahead of time.

The hope is that you will be able to participate in one of these webinars.

[posted by John Schumacher / ]

Scrubbing the circulation log with p_cir_32

New to ver 18 is a circulation log – viewable on the Patron screen in circ.  Data for the circulation log is kept in a new z309 oracle table. Those campuses that scrub their patron data may also wish to scrub the circulation log. The z309 table is NOT scrubbed automatically – you need to change the entry for p_cir_32 in job_list for this to happen.To change your job_list entry for p_cir_32, you need to change (in the Sandbox editor) the very last ‘N’ in the parameter string to ‘Y’.

File: alephe/tab/job_list
Job that scrubs patron data: p_cir_32

Sample cir_32 parameter string:

  • WithOUT circ log scrub:   SNY50,patron_scrub,001,N,Y,Y,,Y,,Y,Y,N,N,N,
  • WITH circ log scrub:         SNY50,patron_scrub,001,N,Y,Y,,Y,,Y,Y,N,N,Y,
  • The change will be effective after the next Monday morning Aleph restart . To make it effective immediately, use the Sandbox Util Menu feature and select:
    E. Monitor Background Jobs
         15. Managing Job Daemon
                1. Start / Re-start job daemon

    Managed Services campuses may submit a Footprints to request this change.

    – Natalie

    ~8 months free access – new business database from EBSCO

    [Note: EBSCO has announced a comparable offer for Research Starters – Education. Send a request to Amy Watts or 1-800-653-2726 Ext. 2461  to enable  the free trial.  More information available at

    Dear EBSCO Customer,

    We are very pleased to extend the opportunity to try a brand new database: Research Starters – Business, designed to assist business students researching top areas of academic study.

    Because you already subscribe to one of these products (Business Source Complete, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier), Research Starters – Business will be available to you for the 2008/2009 school year at no charge, on an opt-in basis.

    Key Features of Research Starters – Business:

    • Convenient 3,000-word topic overviews with concise, yet comprehensive content
    • Overview information on 500 topics parallel to course offerings of major business schools at colleges and universities, with links to key articles in associated EBSCO databases
    • Content designed to be appropriate for advanced high school and two/four-year college students, public libraries and selected schools
    • Quality study guides written by subject matter experts holding advanced degrees in business, law, political science, psychology and economics

    Please see this FAQ ( for more information about this exciting new product. To begin your free trial of Research Starters – Business, please complete this form: ( Note: To allow 3-4 weeks for processing, please don’t delay!

    Visit EBSCO’s Support Site ( to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (


    Marcie Brown
    Technical Communications Manager
    EBSCO Publishing
    10 Estes Street
    Ipswich, MA 01938

    ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) Trial Access (until 11/8/08)


    (Please excuse duplicates)

    Information (below) about free trial access to Web of Knowledge from Thomson Reuters.  Authentication is based on IP.  I’m still awaiting specific pricing information.

    Please let me know if your library is actively considering a subscription to this resource.


    John Schumacher
    Office of Library and Information Services
    SUNY System Administration
    SUNY Plaza
    Albany, NY 12246
    SUNYConnect database trials
    and offers are listed at

    —–Original Message—–
    From: []
    Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:33 PM
    To: Schumacher, John
    Subject: ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) Trial Access

    ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) Trial Access

    SUNY and CUNY will be able to access ISI Web of Knowledge beginning Monday, September 8, 2008.  The trial will run through Friday, November
    7, 2008.

    The URL is

    The following products and backyears will be available:

    BIOSIS Previews(r): 1969-present

    Medline(r): 1950-present

    Web of Science(r):
    – Science Citation Index Expanded*, 1975-present
    – Social Sciences Citation Index*, 1975-present
    – Arts & Humanities Citation Index*, 1975-present

    Minimum System Requirements: Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web Thomson Reuters supports the following operating systems and browsers: Windows 2000/XP: Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0/FireFox 1.5 or 2.0 Macintosh OS X 10.3 or 10.4: Safari 1.3 or 2.0/ FireFox 1.5 or 2.0

    Customer Support and Training:
    The Thomson Reuters Customer Support Center will help optimize your use of this product. Via a single web page, you can access support materials, reference tools, technical support, account services and training information. Visit the Support Center at
    < >

    Technical Support:
    If you have any questions on the use of this or any other Thomson Reuters product, please contact a Thomson Reuters Technical Help Desk. Contact information is available at
    < > .

    Ensure your continued access
    Your access to this product starts now and will be discontinued once this trial period ends. Please contact your Sales Representative to make arrangements to subscribe, or for pricing information:

    Lauren Seltzer, Account Manager
    Thomson Reuters


    All trial participants’ use of the Trial Product during the trial is subject to the terms and conditions set out in Thomson Reuters’s standard trial product trial terms and conditions, a copy of which is set out at the following URL:
    < >  (the “Trial Terms”).

    The Trial Terms also provide information about how Thomson Reuters may collect and process personally identifiable information in connection with the trial. Please make sure that all participants to whom you provide details about the trial are provided with the URL for the Trial Terms and told that if they register to use the Trial Product, or otherwise if they begin to use the Trial Product, Thomson Reuters will treat such registration or use as constituting their agreement to abide by the Trial Terms.

    Thank you.

    Web Products Services
    Thomson Reuters <>