Commercial Products Committee Meeting: August 9, 2017

conference call

Members attending: Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Edith List (Principia College), Jeffrey Matlak (Western Illinois University), Hilary Meyer (Triton College), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Heather Parisi  (Dominican University), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing, Chair).

Members absent:  Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University)

Staff attending: Cindy Clennon


The next meeting will be in person from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the CARLI office on Friday, September 22.  Lesley and Cindy will work on sending the draft agenda soon so members can request travel.  There will also be a call in option.

Hilary and Lesley will do the 8-minute committee project presentation at the CARLI Annual Meeting on Friday, November 17, including preparation of the one-page description by the October deadline and talking points for the presentation.


CARLI Update

The CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 17 in Champaign.

Planning for the CY18 selection cycle is in progress and only one new license agreement is needed (AAAS) this year.

CARLI is creating a new web page that will house all the direct offers to libraries (outside of the selection system).

pending Proposals

IBISWorld - information webinar with rep will take place at the in-person committee meeting on September 22.

continuing Education ideas

Discussion continued regarding potential continuing education topics and we will discuss more about these at our in-person meeting next month.  Ideas included orientation for new people in e-resources roles, EZproxy training, text and data mining, how do we document our perpetual access rights (especially when journals change publishers), how do we document holdings in bundles, and using Tableau ( for data visualization.

annual project

Discussion continued regarding potential topics for our annual project including COUNTER Release 5 information and additional usage statistics topics.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

In-person meeting Friday, Sept 22 at the CARLI office.