Commercial Products Committee Meeting: January 22, 2018

Conference Call

Members Attending:  Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Edith List (Principia College), Jeffrey Matlak (Western Illinois University), Hilary Meyer (Triton College), Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Heather Parisi  (Dominican University), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing, Chair)

Members Absent:  Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Cindy Clennon, Jenny Taylor



CARLI office is under construction and renovation, so many CARLI staff are working from home.

New CARLI staff member Jenny Taylor introduced herself and joined the call

Cindy informed the committee that the timeline for the Spring 2018 Selection System has been finalized.  The Selection System will open on April 9 and close on May 19.

Product Proposals

Common Ground Publishers:  No; much of the content is available via EBSCO databases; managing 72 titles individually in the Selection System is challenging; adding new journals in uneconomical with depleting budgets

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments):  No; cost prohibitive and current subscribers will not get consortial discount.

Bloomsbury:  CARLI will set up trial and add it to the product interest survey to assess interest from member libraries; content deemed pertinent to academic libraries

IBISWorld:  No decision;  Cindy will get back to vendor regarding pricing and licensing question on password protected access; current subscribers will not get consortial discount

Statista:  Maybe - will be included in product interest survey; Current subscribers get discount but no access to Consumer Market Outlook atn Digital Market Outlook (CMODMO)

2017 - 2018 Activities

Annual Project:  Cindy will sent out product interest survey by January 25 and it will be open for 2 weeks.  The committee will wait for survey responses and arrange for product demos in the next couple of months.  Based on the survey responses, the committee will decide the direction for the annual project

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Conference call on Monday, February 19 at 1:30pm