Commercial Products Committee Meeting: December 13, 2017

Conference Call

Members Attending:  Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Edith List (Principia College), Jeffrey Matlack (Western Illinois University), Hilary Meyer (Triton College), Ji, Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Heather Parisi (Dominican University), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing, Chair)

Members Absent:  Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Staff Attending:  Cindy Clennon, Elizabeth Clarage


New staff member will join CARLI on January 2.  Jenny Taylor from UIC Health Sciences Library will join the E-Resources team.  She will join us virtually at the next meeting in January.

Cindy inquired about teh Chronicle's Focus Collection vs. site license.  Everything in the Focus Collection is available in the site license.  Cindy has sent an email to the CARLI listserv explaining the differences.

Cindy is continuing to deal with Spring and has no updates on product proposals concerning IBISworld, Kanopy, or Statista.


Discussed possible annual projects.  Discussed developing a member survey on streaming video that will help us create specific question we may later want to ask the vendors--reporting, cataloging, budgeting, etc.  Edith created a starter list of questions generated from the discussion and posted it in Google Docs.

Tasks Assigned

Committee members are tasked with reviewing the survey questions in Google Docs that Edith posted as a result of our discussion. Please add or revise questions by the Jan 22nd meeting.

Cindy will send out an Outlook meeting request/reminder for our meetings in 2018.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Meetings by conference call will move to the third Monday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.  As January 15 is MLK Day, the first meeting will be January 22.

Next call on Monday, January 22 at 1:30pm