Tue, Apr 28, 2020 / 9:00am to 10:00am

Monthly conference call of the CARLI Created Content Committee.

Conference call information:

Meeting ID: 5091044

Phone number options:
1-888-983-3631 (toll-free)
1-217-332-6338 (local Champaign-Urbana number)
1-312-994-8410 (local Chicago number)

Online meeting link:

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 / (All day)

For more information see  Voyager Tech Freeze Begins calendar item.

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 / 10:00am to 3:30pm

This workshop has been postponed until October 8, 2020. Registration will be open again in late August.

Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!

I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign

Driving Directions

Join the CARLI Created Content Committee on April 30, 2020, at the I Hotel in Champaign for a workshop which introduces OpenRefine (, a free, open source tool used to organize, clean up, and transform your data. Presenters Tricia Lampron from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Greer Martin, from Loyola University Chicago, will provide an overview of this browser based application, as well as use cases that show the benefits of working with your data in OpenRefine. The first half of this workshop will demonstrate the basic functions to get you started on cleaning up your data, while activities in the second half include reconciling data against two different types of sources, library authority data and Wikidata. The workshop will also teach how to import data by making an API call in OpenRefine, and how to export your data in a different formats such as XML and JSON.

Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is intended for all CARLI members, but may be of special interest to those who work with spreadsheets, data, metadata, authorities, controlled vocabularies, and open data.

While the workshop will not be completely hands-on, participants are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops so they can work with their own dataset or some provided metadata during the workshop. Wifi and power strips will be available.

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 / 2:00pm to 3:00pm

CARLI is offering libraries the opportunity to learn more about the ongoing migration from Voyager to Alma and Primo VE with weekly Open Office Hours. Library staff may join the webinar to ask questions, raise concerns, and hear from CARLI and Ex Libris staff involved in the migration process.

Sessions will occur weekly on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is not necessary. Sessions will be recorded.

Fri, May 1, 2020 / (All day)

CARLI will provide new P2E lists to libraries by April 27, 2020. 

More information coming soon.

Fri, May 1, 2020 / (All day)

Voyager "Tech Freeze" begins: stop making any manual changes to inventory in Voyager (i.e. stop adding/deleting/editing bibliographic records, MFHDs, items, POs, invoices, serials, check-in, etc.), and stop setting "OK to export" to send holdings to OCLC Worldcat.

See Ideas for Activities during the Technical Freeze . 

Note: Public Catalog remains available, Circulation and UB continue, patron updates continue through June 19.

Fri, May 1, 2020 / (All day)

Stop editing your Alma and Primo VE configuration settings until after go-live.

Fri, May 1, 2020 / 5:00pm

CARLI will provide EBSCO Link Resolver spreadsheets to those libraries that require them by April 16, 2020.

More information coming soon.

Mon, May 4, 2020 / 5:00pm

Libraries using Ex Libris 360 Products provide draft reports to CARLI.

Wed, May 6, 2020 / 11:00am to 12:30pm

The Resource Sharing Committee regularly meets on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am-12:30pm via Zoom: