Monthly Archives: September 2011

Monday 9/26/11, the SUNYConnect Web makes a transition

Hello All,

On Monday, 9/26/2011, The SUNYConnect web,, will make a transition to a new look and a new wiki environment for much of the content.

The SUNYConnect home page URL remains the same,, and it will navigate you to OLIS information in a new Confluence wiki environment.

During the cutover there may be some brief periods of downtime, but Sandbox, Footprints, Angel and SUNYergy are NOT affected by this transition.

On 9/26 you will receive instructions for navigating the new Confluence pages and logging in to view restricted areas, such as you do now to use the OLIS Support Portal.

You’ll hear from me again on 9/26/11.

Thanks very much,

Laura K. Murray
Library Automation Specialist
State University Office of
Library&Information Services
Albany, New York
(518) 320-1477

ScienceDirect list updated in Serials Solutions


The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” database (in Serials Solutions) has been updated.  This SUNYConnect-specific knowledge base strives to be the best representation of these licensed e.journals and the title-specific holdings needed for linking to the full-text.

The database now tracks 2253 journals (open and closed holdings).  The August 2011 update utilized the most recent information from Elsevier about new, changed, transferred titles.

If you have questions, please get in touch.  Changes/additions to “SUNY Science Direct Titles” should be sent via a spreadsheet that includes ISSN information.


John Schumacher
Office of Library and Information Services
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
518-320-1477 (Note, new number!)
518-320-1554 (fax)
SUNYConnect database trials
and offers are listed at

Mobile Version link available in all Aleph Web OPACs

Hello All,

As you know, Natalie Sturr created and implemented a Mobile Version of your Aleph Web OPACs. Today Natalie added a small link to the Mobile Version at the bottom of each of your Aleph web OPAC home pages.

If you have any questions about the Mobile Version, or a request to place the link in your web OPAC top navigation area, please submit a Footprints request with the Service Task, “Aleph Mobile Catalog”.

Many thanks to Natalie for her hard and creative work on this new functionality.

Sincerely yours,

Laura K. Murray, OLIS

Improvements to Reserves

The OLIS has developed two improvements for Course Reserves:  

1) word indexing on course name no longer includes the ALEPH sequence number, so truncation is not necessary all the time;

2) display of the documents list includes a call number display in the upper pane in the gui.

The change is already in effect on your dev sides.

The changes will be made on your prod sides next week. Once files are changed, the 30 library (Reserves) will need to be reindexed. This will occur between 1am and 4am either next Thursday or Friday morning. Reindexing will take the 30 library down for about 20 minutes per campus.

Schedule for reindexing:
Thu, Sept 15
   seneca: bcc, brh, cay, cor, far, fit, her, mar
   saranac: bsc, can, cer, cng, del, eri, fre, gen
   delaware: bro, cob, ins, mvc, new, nia, pla
Fri, Sept 16
   seneca: mor, nas, old, ono, opt, osw, suf, wes
   saranac: jef, one, orn, pot, pur, rcc, sul, uls

If you have any questions, please submit a Footprints.

— Natalie

JSTOR Service Alert, September 9—10 2011

[from vendor] Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as we work to improve JSTOR.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.