Commercial Products Committee Meeting: October 4, 2016

conference call

Members attending: Chad Buckley (Illinois State University, Chair), Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Denise Cote (College of DuPage), Lynnette Fields (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Ann Johnston (Olivet Nazarene University), Hilary Meyer (Triton College), Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Heather Parisi  (Dominican University), Lesley Wolfgang (Lewis University)

Staff attending: Cindy Clennon, Mary Burkee, Elizabeth Clarage



Selection system redesign  - Cindy reported the Pixo developers have transferred the code to CARLI Systems Services staff.  Transfer of the remaining documentation is in process.  The new system will be used for the CY17 brokering cycle and the old system will not be used as a backup as it was for FY17.

License agreement update - CY17 new agreements and renewals are in process.  We are still waiting for pricing from most of the vendors.  CARLI has scheduled a conference call between Sage and CARLI members currently participating in the Sage agreement to discuss the new proposal and answer questions.

annual project

Various options were discussed.  Among them, the methodology CARLI members have used to cancel subscriptions received a lot of attention since most CARLI libraries are facing these decisions.  Some committee members shared their experiences. Discussions also took place regarding how such information could best be shared to benefit the CARLI membership.  A working group was formed (Ann, Jim, Lynn, and Xiaotian), to continue the discussion until our next meeting and to collect ideas for best practices.  Input from other committee members will also be solicited.

continuing education

The committee decided to discontinue the vendor usage statistics webinars since we believe that most of the webinars from vendors have been too basic to be helpful.  Suggestions for future programs that may be more useful to CARLI members included webinars on how to use Ustat from SFX and how to use COUNTER reports in selection and de-selection of subscriptions. 

pending Proposals

Mary Ann Liebert E-journals – Some members mentioned potential interest in the content but are not able to add material at this time due to budget constraints. Possibly revisit later if the budget situation improves.  All members indicated the need to make cuts to their current collections budget.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Conference call on Tuesday, November 1 at 2:00pm