Monthly Archives: December 2007

New UUP Contract

Governor Spitzer today announced a new contract agreement with United Universities Professionals that will cover employees on 29 SUNY campuses.

Successful Advocacy

NYSHEI advocacy has proved remarkably successful thanks to the contributions of its members and supporters. The Preliminary Report of the Findings and Recommendations of the New York State Commission on Higher Education explicitly endorses NYSHEI’s academic information resource proposal. NYSHEI’s ARIA proposal calls for $15 million in state funding for statewide contracts and licenses of […]

Advocacy Webinar

On January 31, 2008 at 10:00 there will be a NYSHEI Webinar on Advocacy. This will be an introductory session designed to fill you in on the “what,” “why” and “how” of issue-based advocacy. Space will be limited to 25 participants, but additional webinars will be scheduled to meet the demands of NYSHEI members. To […]

RIT President Urges New Research Relationship Between Corporations and Universities

A new kind of research partnership between research universities and major corporations can help the nation strengthen its flagging leadership in research and development, the president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has argued in a new paper.

NYSHEI Reaction to Commission Report

“The Commission’s preliminary report is a good start. On behalf of NYSHEI and its member libraries, I compliment the Commission on recognizing the critical importance of significant state investments in research and the role of higher education in advancing New York’s economic goals. As the Commission develops its recommendations over the next few months I […]

Commission Draft Report Release

The Commission on Higher Education, created by Governor Spitzer earlier this year, will today release its preliminary report at a 1:00 pm press event. Visit this space for a link to the complete report, related documents, and news articles. Commission Report Albany Times Union advance piece. Associated Press advance piece New York Times advance piece. […]

Ugly Colleges

This is certainly not a scientific study, but many of you may find it hits close to home. Five New York campuses made the list of this particular blogger. Ugly is one thing, but when I was an undergraduate at one of these schools (UAlbany) we were on the front page of the USA Today […]

Exclusive NYSHEI Opportunities at ALA Midwinter

At the American Library Association 2008 Midwinter Meeting NYSHEI members will be able to enjoy a few exclusive opportunities courtesy of our friends at Thomson Scientific. **Don’t miss these exciting Thomson Scientific events during ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia!** >>> Prize Drawing: Exclusively for NYSHEI members! Register for a chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift […]

Portico Savings to Expire

The Portico 2007 Archive Founder’s savings of 10% expires at year’s end. The following is a letter from Portico to NYSHEI members. As our second year of library participation comes to a close, I thought you might be interested to learn that 33 libraries from the NYSHEI community have joined nearly 400 libraries – from […]

Project Sunlight Shines

Attorney General Cuomo formally unveiled the Project Sunlight website. The website is designed to promote transparency in government by making more accessible information about individual elected officials, campaign finance activities, legislation, lobbyists, state contracts, and registered corporations and charities. As someone who has been intimately familiar with prior and preexisting information channels I am impressed […]