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Consortial administrivia

Consortial Administrivia





70 institutions

90 libraries

500 contacts












Consortial administrivia issues icolc 15 new orleans
Consortial Administrivia Issues NYCity. ICOLC 15, New Orleans

  • Contacts

  • Communication with Members

  • IP Addresses

  • Renewals

  • Internal Management Systems

Consortia are different
Consortia are Different NYCity.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.”

- John Milton

Communication with members
Communication with Members NYCity.

“Hell is paved with Good Samaritans.”

- William M. Holden

Nerl resources page

NERL Resources Page NYCity.


March 15, 2004

Ip addresses
IP Addresses NYCity.

“There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something!”

- Thomas Edison

-----Original Message----- NYCity.

From: Kathy Perry [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:25 AM

To: ABC-CLIO Support; ACS Support; Alex Holzman; Andrea Lopez; AP Support; Boe Horton; Bonnie Burns; Bowker Support; Brian Welch; CIS Support; Factiva Support; Gale Support; Kathy Rotolo; Lora Czarnowsky; Mack Lundy; Mark Mandelbaum; MathSciNet Support; Melanie Vandermark; Nature Support; Neil Christiansen; OCLC Support; Office; OUP Support; Ovid Support; Phyllis Caridi; Proquest Support; Randy Blumenschein; Tim Bennett; UVA etext center

c: Claudine Daniel

Subject: VIVA XYZ U IP Change

VIVA Vendors,

XYZ U, one of the VIVA private institutions, is ADDING

And DELETING the following IP ranges: 208.1.218-219.*


My chart indicates that XYZ U currently subscribes to the following VIVA resources:

AP IDEAL Archives (on OCLC ECO), MathSciNet, ACM, CSA, Ulrich's Serials Analysis, CIAO, Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale (AU, BGMI, CA, EAI) HarpWeek Nature Journal FirstSearch OVID (ERIC, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES) OED OUP Journals Project Muse (full) Proquest - Factiva Stat-USA

As always, please double check your lists and please be sure to copy Claudine on any emails about this change.

Many thanks,


Renewals NYCity.

“Abandon all hope, you who enter here!”

- Dante Alighieri

Internal management systems
Internal Management Systems NYCity.

“God don't make no mistakes.

That's how He got to be God.”

- Archie Bunker

Nylink database pros and cons

Nylink: Database Pros and Cons NYCity.

What we like:

What we live with:

  • Enables easy data analysis for staff, members (statistics, activity reports, price tracking)

  • Facilitates targeted marketing by making it easy to identify groups with common characteristics.

  • Leads to streamlined workflow for renewals and member communications.

  • Data can easily be exported to a commercial CRM.

  • Possible web self-service applications being considered.

  • Redundant data entry on spreadsheets and other files.

  • Vendor partners still require different output; there are no standards.

  • Did I mention data entry?

  • Only partly linked to other critical sources of information, such as OCLC activity and billing system.

  • Tricky to set up security parameters, so there is limited staff access

Summary NYCity.

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.”

- Lily Tomlin