The use of electronic textbooks is slowing piquing the interests of New York lawmakers. Increasingly this small group of lawmakers is interested in using the campus library as a provider of electronic textbooks for undergraduate students in the hope of reducing the costs of higher education for students. This sort of legislation has appeared before. [...]
The membership of NYSHEI will soon be asked to vote on two separate measures. If interested, please familiarize yourself with the changes. Feel free to offer comments, ask questions, or make suggestions. 1) NYSHEI Bylaws Changes Necessitated by a move from current office space, the NYSHEI bylaws need technical revision. Other changes include the creation [...]
On Monday, June 3, 2013 NYSHEI will make a big, public push for open access. You can help. We are pulling out all the stops in an effort to get the legislature to act on A.180/S.4050 the Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research (TAPFR) act. Our sponsors, Senator Joe Robach and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi are [...]
Looking for information on the New York State budget proposals for 2013-14? Start here with the official publications of the Division of the Budget. Then, move on to get analysis from the State Assembly and State Senate. These legislative documents are considerably easier to read. If you need any help please contact me.
Registration is open for the NELLCO Symposium 2012: Content, Collaboration, Curation, Innovation. Please join us March 12-13 at Albany Law School. This event is open to all interested librarians and will provide a forum for robust exchange and skill-building. This two-day program includes: • Keynote Speaker David Weinberger, senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for [...]
We have had a year of ups and downs. Get a behind-the-scenes look at 2011 and engage in planning for 2012 by hosting a regional NYSHEI meeting. As always, NYSHEI is on the road and looking to visit your campus (or at least one close enough for your to visit). These meetings are a great [...]
The New York State Higher Education Initiative is committed to the development of an information infrastructure that secures access to information resources for all New Yorkers. While our efforts focus on those information resources needed for higher education, research, economic and workforce development in New York State, stand with the broader library community in asking [...]
Governor David Paterson announced that the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) and the Stony Brook University Sensor CAT have been re-designated by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) as Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT). The designation will provide each center with $921,000 in funding [...]