Chris Filstrup Dean and Director of Libraries at Stony Brook University, and NYSHEI Board Chair-Elect, today testified before the Commission on Higher Education during the hearing at Nassau Community College. Filstrup maintained the NYSHEI effort to raise awareness about the importance of academic libraries in achieving world-class higher education opportunities, and empowering the development of [...]
On Wednesday, November 12, NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer visited the United State Military Academy at West Point, Library Director Joseph Barth, and members of the staff. Though unique among NYSHEI members institutions, the USMA library faces the same challenges as all academic and research libraries in New York. The recent visit provided a welcome [...]
NYSHEI members meet at the Begley Library of Schenectady County Community College on November 5, 2007. Representatives from SCCC, Hudson Valley Community College, University at Albany, the New York State Library, Siena College, and the Dickerson Library of the Wadsworth Center met with NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer to learn more about the current status [...]
The NYSHEI Board unanimously adopted a resolution objecting to the recent decision of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to discontinue its participation in JSTOR. The statement has been send to the AAAS Board of Directors. aaas-science-decision-re-jstor.doc Thank you to all NYSHEI members who expressed their opinions to the Board on this matter.
On Sunday, November 4, the Albany Times Union led its Business section with a feature story on the economic benefits of licensed research generated by local universities. Community leaders and state policy makers are counting on this sort of academic-industry partnership to drive the innovation economy and create jobs in upstate New York. It is [...]