Register now to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. The meeting will feature research findings from CARLI libraries, as well as reports of annual projects from CARLI committees. 

Sessions topics will include:

September 18, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

Coca-Cola "Coke" Dance, Navy Pier Campus
From Navy Pier Campus, 1946-1948 (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This image of postwar American youth with a Coke and a smile could almost be an ad, but it’s the real thing, from a newly-added photograph collection documenting the early days of the U of I campus in Chicago.

September 12, 2014
By: Digital Collections

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September 9, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

Last month UIUC migrated to our SFX server becoming our 53rd hosted customer. While focusing on the SFX server during this migration, we (the CARLI IT staff) wondered if there were any changes we could make that would improve overall performance. One of the tuning changes (virtual CPU allocation) was implemented this past Saturday and the results were mixed, but on Monday it became clear that SFX performance was getting much worse under load. We modified the settings again and rebooted the server during the lunch hour yesterday (Monday, Sept 8th).

September 9, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

If your library has not already done so, please consider contributing to our "Other CARLI Collections" portal. This initiative was designed to expose digital collections at CARLI libraries that are hosted outside of CARLI's installation of CONTENTdm.

August 25, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

The CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.  The 2014 Annual Meeting sessions will highlight research conducted by staff members from CARLI libraries.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. More information about both of these meetings will be available soon.

August 11, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

Sunday, August 10th from 6AM to 10AM, Production Voyager, VuFind, CONTENTdm, and SFX services will be taken offline to apply operating system patches. Downtime for each service should be less than an hour.

If you discover any issues with the services after 10AM, please contact

Brandon Gant

August 1, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

From Colket Illustrated Sheet Music (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Gordon Colket Music Collection at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Lovejoy Library contains 120 pieces of sheet music, mostly dating from the middle of the 19th century. The 90 items included in this digital collection include military songs from the Civil War era, nautical ditties, and romantic ballads. And, of course, more than a few polkas.

July 24, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Naval Flight School (Monmouth College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Until photographs were able to be developed with color, people often had to guess at the hues of depicted scenes, unless they were present at the time the picture was taken, or the colors were specifically noted on the back. Furthermore, as years pass and stories about the subjects of these images are lost, viewers become less able to tie together the picture before them and the rest of the world that they experience every day. Therefore, when I initially viewed this picture of The Yellow Peril from 1943, I knew nothing about it but that it was probably a yellow airplane. Then I got curious.

July 14, 2014
By: Amy Maroso

This Saturday, July 12th between 4AM and Noon, UIUC campus networking staff (CITES) will replace the backbone routers connected to the Production CARLI Data Center.

For some period of time during this upgrade, all CARLI services could be unavailable.

Information about this network event, any status updates, and an announcement that work has been completed can be found on the following website:

July 7, 2014
By: Brandon Gant