CARLI News July 30, 2015

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

Plan to join us on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. More information about the meeting will be available in August.

I-Share Next Update

The I-Share Next Task Force is still working on the specifications for the RFP for the product that will ultimately replace Voyager. The Task Force met with a UI Purchasing representative and State of Illinois Procurement Officer in July to make sure the Task Force’s evaluation plans comply with all regulations. 

The ISNTF has two, two-day working meetings in July and August and has reserved dates for a third two-day session if needed. The Task Force will use those dates to edit the RFP and hold conference calls with other consortia and libraries that have recently gone through system selection processes. Work is still on schedule for the Task Force to submit a draft Request for Proposal to the CARLI Board for their September 2015 meeting.

Following the CARLI Board’s acceptance of the RFP, University of Illinois Purchasing and State Purchasing Officers will review it to ensure that it complies with all State policies. This formal review process can take several months or longer and we have allowed a year for this in the project timeline. On that schedule, the RFP would be released in 2016, a system selected in 2017 and implementation in 2018. All dates are subject to change.

I-Share Annual Statistics

CARLI staff have completed preparing the FY 2015 annual statistical reports package for I-Share libraries. I-Share library staff may download these reports from your library's CARLI FTP directory. CARLI compiled statistics for the reports using a date range of 7/1/2014-6/30/2015, inclusive. (Note: Some I-Share libraries also receive the Annual Statistical Package on an alternative fiscal year cycle. Those libraries will also receive this current set of reports.) The collection stat reports are snapshots, which are current as of the date at the top of each report.

For details and descriptions of each report, please view the "I-Share Annual Statistical Package" page. This page also includes tips for using the reports to fill out surveys from external state and national agencies. 

CARLI staff have also compiled the I-Share consortial statistics. For I-Share-wide statistics and for more information about the Annual Statistics Package, visit the  "Current Statistics" section on the CARLI web site.

CLOCKSS Offering Discount to CARLI Governing Members

CLOCKSS has agreed to special pricing for CARLI Governing member libraries that wish to support the archive. To encourage participation, CLOCKSS is pleased to offer all CARLI Consortium members a 10% discount on the annual participation fees, with a special discount price for small libraries.

Founded by the world’s leading academic libraries and publishers, CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit joint venture that seeks to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications. Participation fees are based upon each library’s annual materials budget.

CLOCKSS representatives will soon be contacting CARLI libraries directly with more information about this offer. To find out more about CLOCKSS, visit the web site. For more information about special CARLI pricing, or with any questions, please contact Kim Smilay, Director, Publisher Relations, CLOCKSS Archive, at 248-848-7079 or .

CARLI Pricing Available for Reprints Desk A-Z Academic Document Delivery Service

CARLI member libraries can save on Document Delivery charges by using Reprints Desk’s A-Z Academic Document Delivery Service. To find out more about Article Galaxy's collection of journal articles with special copyright royalty rates, and to see how the platform can streamline article acquisition workflows directly and through integrations with systems such as ILLiad, Odyssey and RapidILL, visit the Reprints Desk web site .

For additional information about Reprints Desk, please contact Tony Landolt, Reprints Desk Sales Executive, or via phone at 510.303.3231.

Other Library News

Register Now to Attend for the 2015 ILA Conference: A Library State of Mind

The 2015 ILA Conference: A Library State of Mind will bring together library organizations in Illinois for a chance to connect, network, and learn together. Academic, public, school, and special libraries will come together for the first combined annual conference of the Illinois Library Association and Illinois School Library Media Association, in collaboration with the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries and the Special Libraries Association Illinois Chapter.

Register by September 21 to receive the Early Bird discount. Members of ILA/IACRL, ISLMA, and SLA Illinois are eligible to register at the discounted member rate. 

Don't Forget the Preconference! Better Together: Libraries in the New Economy 

The 2015 ILA Preconference "Better Together: Libraries in the New Economy," will be held October 21, 10:30 am–5:45 pm. This year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Illinois library systems. Illinois was a leader and innovator in establishing first public and then multi-type systems, but work remains to be done. The Better Together Preconference is an opportunity to honor our past while actively seeking new directions, strategies and goals. It will bring together exciting speakers from across the country to talk about practical experiences in resource sharing and inspiring leaders who have initiated groundbreaking projects. Presented by Chicago Public Library, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Illinois Heartland Library System, Illinois State Library, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. You can see more information and register on the conference web page.

DPLA Service Hub Application Submitted!

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is comprised of digitized collections created by libraries, archives and museums across the nation in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage. Nearly 11 million books, images, historic records and audiovisual materials are accessible through the DPLA platform. The State Library, Chicago Public Library, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign submitted an application to become a DPLA Service Hub for the state of Illinois. The application narrative is posted on the Illinois DPLA blog. Hubs will be selected by August 28, 2015. Establishing a service hub in Illinois is a key step in expanding access to Illinois digital collections in the national DPLA initiative.

Upcoming CARLI Meetings and Events

Forums, Workshops and Training

September 7        CARLI Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day
September 16      SFX Interest Group Open Conference Call


August 4             Commercial Products Committee
August 6             Collection Management Committee
August 6             Resource Sharing Committee
August 11           Instruction Committee
August 13         Public Services Committee
August 17         Preservation Committee
August 19         SFX System Committee
August 28         Created Content Committee

September 9    Technical Services Committee
September 9    SFX System Committee
September 21  Preservation Committee

Consult the CARLI calendar for the most current list of meeting times and locations.

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