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 of NYSHEI advocacy. The conversation centered on NYSHEI’s promotion of ARIA before Governor Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education and among members of the State Senate and Assembly.
Of particular interest to attendees was the blossoming, and productive, collaboration occurring between NYSHEI, the State Library, and the SUNY Council of Library Directors. Meshing NYSHEI’s ARIA proposal with the SCLD proposal for a SUNY digital library and NOVELny was seen as a way of strengthening all three.
Special thanks are owed to Lynne King, Director of the Library at SCCC for arranging and promoting this meeting.