CPC Meeting: December 9, 2013

Conference call

Members attending: Susie Bossenga (Northeastern Illinois University), Chris Bulock (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, chair), Luann DeGreve (Benedictine University), Carol Doyle (Northwestern University), Tom Goetz (William Rainey Harper College), Ruth Lindemann (Danville Area Community College), Stephen McMinn (University of Illinois at Springfield), Charles Uth (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Staff attending: Cindy Clennon, Mary Burkee, Elizabeth Clarage


  • The meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.
  • The Learning Express webinar followed the meeting and lasted until 3:00pm.


Pending Proposals

  • Film Ideas - The committee recommended that Film Ideas work directly with CARLI libraries.
  • Learning Express - Webinar with sales representative to follow this meeting and trial access continues through January. Cindy is still waiting for input from our four year institutions.
  • Digitalia Hispanica - Continue product review and discuss at January meeting.
  • Rock's Backpages - Pricing was reviewed.  Continue product review and discuss at January meeting.

New Proposals

Prendismo - Cindy will request a trial and ask about the downloading fee.

Usage Statistics Forum

The forum went well, presentations were well received and overall comments were positive.  We received some requests for more hands on usage statistics training and the distance traveled was a bit far for some participants, but overall worthwhile for topics covered and networking opportunities.

Collections Committee eBook PDA event update

Elizabeth provided a summary of the first meeting for the planning group.  Potential topics and speakers are being discussed including a plan to have a variety of sessions for basic information and more advanced topics.  Tom is our representative to the planning group.  This program is tentatively planned for June or July and Elizabeth is investigating locations.

IACRL Pre-Conference

The preconference is scheduled for March 20, 2014 in Oak Brook.  The groups participating include the Collection Management Committee, the Commercial Products Committee, the Created Content Committee, the Instruction Committee, the Public Services Committee, and the Technical Services Committee.  The keynote speaker, Karen Schmidt (Illinois Wesleyan University), will talk about assessment in all forms at the library.  By December 20, the group will need to know who the speakers are as well as a session title.

Aggregated Database RFP document

No updates from purchasing.

White Paper

Good survey response so far (57).  Review and analysis will begin after survey is closed.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • Next meeting:  Conference call, January 13, 2014
  • Outlines of the white paper sections are due at the January 13, 2014 meeting.