Commercial Products Committee Meeting: June 6, 2017

conference call

Members attending: Chad Buckley (Illinois State University, Chair), Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Lynnette Fields (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Ann Johnston (Olivet Nazarene University), Hilary Meyer (Triton College), Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing)

Members absent:  Denise Cote (College of DuPage), Heather Parisi  (Dominican University)

Staff attending: Cindy Clennon, Mary Burkee, Elizabeth Clarage


new Proposals

Country Watch -This proposal was declined as the committee agreed that similar content is available from current subscriptions.

pending Proposals

University of California Press Complete and Complete Plus journals via Dragonfly Publication Services -the committee agreed there is not enough interest to pursue an agreement at this time due to budget limitations, although the content is interesting and the pricing is reasonable.

Digital Theatre+ - Cindy requested a trial for the committee to review the product but this is still pending further discussion with the vendor.  Cindy will provide an update at the next meeting.

annual project and annual report

Both the annual project and annual report have been submitted and will be presented to the CARLI Board at their next meeting.  After the meeting these will also be added to the CARLI website.

committee update and Future plans

Thanks to our members who are rotating off of the committee -  Chad Buckley, Denise Cote, and Ann Johnston.  Also thanks and congratulations to Lynn Fields who will retire at the end on June.

New committee members for FY18 will be Kavita Mundle, Edith List, and Amanda Wiesenhofer.   In addition, Jeff Matlak has agreed to a one year appointment to fill the vacancy created by Lynn's retirement.

The FY18 committee chair will be Leslie Wolfgang.

Dates for next meeting will probably be late July or early August.  We will send a survey to the committee members.