I-Share Call Slips during Winter Break

With the end of the semester and holiday closures fast approaching, all I-Share libraries need to remember to extend the dates for all of your library’s call slip queues to cover the days your library will be closed.
The more libraries that follow the directions in the Best Practice, the better service all patrons receive.

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Role of I-Share Liaisons Webinar

A 30 minute live webinar covering the role and responsibilities of serving as a CARLI I-Share liaison.
Description: Every I-Share library designates one individual to serve as the primary contact for I-Share related communications to and from the CARLI Office. Whether you are a new or experienced liaison, and whether your library is new to I-Share or a long-time participant, this webinar will cover material that is relevant to you.

New I-Share Libraries: Data Review Training

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL
Directions & Parking

Jen Masciadrelli, Senior Project Management Coordinator
Nicole Swanson, Library Services Coordinator
Debbie Campbell, Library Services Coordinator

Lunch: Provided

I-Share Libraries: MFHD Workshop

Understanding and Using MFHDs Workshop

In the event that this training is canceled due to inclement weather, the snow date is Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL

Directions and Parking
Directions to CARLI Office

Trainer: Jessica Gibson, CARLI Senior Application Support Coordinator

I-Share Acquisitions and Serials Training

Day 2 of 2

Place: CARLI Office Champaign, IL Directions & Parking

Trainer: Christophe Andersen, Acquisitions and Collection Management Librarian, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Lunch: Provided

Features of the CARLI_Reports_2015.mdb File

Those who use Microsoft Access to run reports on data in the Voyager system will be familiar with the reports.mdb file. This is the file that you link to your Voyager database, after which it gives you easy access to the data in your database. CARLI maintains a custom version of this file that has many improvements over the default “reports.mdb” file that is automatically downloaded into the C:\Voyager\Reports folder.

Open Application Period for I-Share Participation

CARLI is seeking interested, qualified CARLI governing member libraries to participate in I-Share, the shared Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system currently operated by CARLI and used by 85 CARLI libraries. Libraries joining in this implementation round would begin migration planning in fall 2015 and go “live” on Voyager and in the I-Share union catalog in early summer 2016. A brief summary of I-Share costs and benefits is available at from the I-Share overview page.

SyrsiDynix BLUEcloud Campus Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.
Connection information:

NOTE: You do not need to install the Fuze app to join the webinar. Just click on the
"Join with your Browser" link.

Join Online Meeting: http://fuze.me/27824246

Join audio by phone: - Toll-Free: +1 855-346-3893
Meeting ID: 27824246

Dial phone number and enter the Meeting ID when prompted


ProQuest Intota Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.

Connection information:

ProQuest is requiring advance registration for this session. 

Upon registering, you will receive an email containing the webinar url, password, and phone number for audio.


Innovative Interfaces Sierra Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.
Connection information:

Test your computer for compatibility prior to the meeting.

Step 1: Dial-In
    U.S. & Canada:    866.365.4406
    Access Code: 8464011
Step 2: Web Login

OCLC WorldShare Management Services Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries. 
Connection information:

Topic: WMS demonstration for CARLI
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:00 am, CST
Event number: 714 410 169
Event password: This event does not require a password.
Event address for attendees: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?d=714410169&t=a

CARLI-sponsored Library Management System Webinars

As part of CARLI’s project to seek a replacement for the Voyager software over the next few years, CARLI and the I-Share Next Task Force have invited firms that offer library management software to academic libraries and consortia to conduct an informational webinar about their product for CARLI Governing Member Libraries. 

These webinars are open to any staff of CARLI governing member libraries. You may watch the webinar at the time it is presented, or watch a recording of it on your own schedule. Links to webinar recordings will be announced when they become available.

I-Share Next Task Force Seeks Specification Team Members

The CARLI I-Share Next (ISN) Task Force is coordinating the effort related to the selection of the next generation of I-Share, i.e., a shared library management system that will ultimately replace Voyager for CARLI’s I-Share participant institutions. They are coordinating all planning, analysis, specification compilation, Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation and proposal review; they will identify the finalist options; and they ultimately will recommend a final preferred solution to the CARLI Board.

I-Share Data Analytics Task Force, December 5, 2014

Conference Call

217-332-6338 or toll-free 888-983-3631
Conference ID: 7264594


  1. Update on the I-Share Data Use memo, the CARLI Memorandum of Understanding, and the I-Share Participation Agreement
  2. Review and discussion of I-Share data types
  3. Task Force email list and Box account
  4. Next Meeting

Technical Serivces Committee Meeting: June 19, 2014

Conference Call

Members attending:  Elizabeth Cribbs (Northern Illinois University), Jim Edstrom (William Rainey Harper College, co-chair), Lynn Fields (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, co-chair), Deborah Morris (Roosevelt University), Lauren Noel (Columbia College), and Mary Tatro (Augustana College).

UB Stat 2: Incoming ILL FY 2014

Incoming ILL represents items borrowed by your patrons from other I-Share libraries. An On-site borrowing transaction is one in which your patron visits the other library and completes the circulation transaction there. A Remote borrowing transaction is one in which your patron requests an item, the item is sent to your library, and is charged at your library.

UB Stat 1: Outgoing ILL FY 2014

Outgoing ILL represents items loaned by your library to each I-Share library and the ILLINET libraries. An On-site lending transaction is one in which the patron of the other library walks in to your library to complete the circulation transaction. A remote lending transaction is one in which the patron from the other library requests the item, the item is sent to their desired pickup location, and is charged there.

Borrowing and Lending Comparison FY2014

Lending [Outgoing] and Borrowing [Incoming] totals in one view for easy comparison.

Unique Title Counts 2014

The Unique Titles column represents the number of titles in your library held by no other I-Share library.

Library Record Counts FY 2014

The Bib column represents the number of bibliographic records in your library’s database. The Bibs w/o MFHDs column is a subset of that count and represents bibliographic records without associated MFHDs or holdings. The MFHD column represents the number of MFHD (MARC Format for Holdings Data) records in your library’s database. The MFHDs w/o items column is a subset of that count and represents MFHDs without associated item records. These could feasibly represent serial holdings that do not have barcoded items attached.