Commercial Products Committee Meeting: March 19, 2018


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), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College), Lesley Wolfgang (Saint John's College of Nursing, Chair)

Members Absent: None

CARLI Staff Attending:  Cindy Clennon, Jenny Taylor


EBSCO PrepStep Webinars:  There will be two webinars on April 9 on EBSCO's PrepStep for two-year and four-year institutions.  CARLI offers PrepStep, but is low on uptake and test preparation tools is a popular request.

GetitNow:  The Collections Committee is working on this.  Not many libraries are asking for this service, but the Resource Sharing Committee may look at it again in Summer or Fall.



Cochrane Interactive Learning:  Proposal tabled due to too narrow of a focus

Primal Pictures:  No broad interest among committee 


Bloomsbury agents were unable to provide a license before the FY19 deadline to be included in the FY19 selection style.  Bloomsbury has been encouraged to offer discounts to CARLI member libraries on direct order with the idea that Bloomsbury will be in the Selection System for FY20.

Google Docs  

There was a discussion on using Google Docs for agendas and meeting minutes after a request from Xiaotian. 

Annual Project

Streaming Media Overlap:  At the request of the Board, Cindy has begun an overlap analysis of Alexander Street, Films on Demand, and Kanopy products.  

Vendors:  Committee members will reach out to the five streaming video vendors with a standardized set of questions.  Results will be shared on the CARLI website to benefit members.

Tasks Assigned

Five members are each assigned a streaming media vendor to contact.  Results are to be submitted in a Google Sheet.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Conference call on Monday, April 16 at 1:30pm