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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:48pm
  • Launch delayed by issues with upload of databases from new member libraries.
  • Current plan is to phase the launch on a campus-by-campus basis, in order to focus resources of the vendor on one implementation at a time.  Skidmore will launch first in Feburary 2012.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:46pm
  • Policy development underway, including criteria for identifying deteriorating videotapes.
  • Copyright policies and procedures being developed in consultation with legal counsel.
  • Discussing new direction for streaming: live streaming of campus speakers/events to all six campuses (with permission)
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:30am
  • Planning for fall faculty sessions at Colgate, Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence.
  • Workshop for student services staff also to be planned if campuses remain interested.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:26am
  • Connect NY negotiations complete.
  • Joint CNY/NY Six working group created to begin implementation.
  • MediaShare meeting held on June 9.  All projects on course.  Key issue to be addressed now is copyright.
  • Amy has consulted with copyright expert at Bond, Schoeneck and King (George McGuire).  He will prepare an initial advisory memorandum for us, outlining the key legal issues and precedents.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:13am

Bruce Selleck, Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology at Colgate University, has been tapped by President Jeffrey Herbst to serve as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty.  A Colgate alumnus, Selleck most recently served as director of the Upstate Institute, and previously was director of the Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science.

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:52am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan has been named chair of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. He assumed office on June 16 at the conclusion of the 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference in Madrid, Spain.  The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civil roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Read the...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:11pm

Led by Dave Smallen, CIO at Hamilton, the CIOs have been collaborating on a shared contract for network security assessment, and have narrowed a robust group of RFP respondents to two finalist firms.  Meetings with the finalists are imminent, and an agreement for services is expected to be in place for fiscal 2011-12.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:10pm

On May 17, representatives of all six New York Six campuses met with Apple’s Northeast Higher Education team to explore options for joint purchase of Apple products.  This meeting followed preliminary talks with the Upstate NY sales team, convened by Fred Damiano, CIO at Hobart and William Smith.  In summary, we have discovered discrepancies in Apple pricing across our campuses and we working with Apple to bring all of our institutions in line with the best pricing among our group, if not...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 4:09pm
  • We have made excellent progress on bringing our three non-ConnectNY member schools into that consortium, thanks to the persistent leadership of University Librarians Bart Harloe (St. Lawrence) and  Joanne Schneider (Colgate), who both serve on the ConnectNY executive committee, along with Randy Ericson (Hamilton) and Ruth Copans (Skidmore), among others.


  • Bart and Joanne have successfully negotiated a startup proposal for our consideration.  The cost of $122,...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:53pm
  • This semester, Colgate and Skidmore have been testing our “home-grown” streaming media solution with the assistance of faculty volunteers on each campus.  The results to date have been very positive from both the faculty and student perspectives.  The quality of the digital product has been good, and distribution using the commodity internet has been very close to the same quality as distribution over Internet 2.  These preliminary results would indicate that access to Internet 2 (which...