Commercial Products Committee Meeting: February 14, 2019


Members Attending:  Lesley Wolfgang, Chair (Saint John's College of Nursing), Xiaotian Chen (Bradley University), Edith List (Principia College), Will Midgley (DePaul University), Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

Members Absent:  Jeffrey Matlak (Western Illinois University),

CARLI Staff Attending:  Cindy Clennon, Elizabeth Clarage, Jenny Taylor


Product Updates

Films on Demand:  License negotiation nearly complete and we are cautiously optimistic to include it in the Selection System for FY20.  

Bloomsbury:  Still has a lot of work for the license agreement.

Consortia Manager

Cindy and Jenny will keep the committee updated on Consortia Manager.




VPAT Project

The committee reviewed and discussed the CARLI website first version of the VPAT page at

March Conference/Workshop Planning

Discussion of the submitted proposals: 3 on usage statistics, one on film on demand (Kanopy). The 3 on usage statistics will be in the morning, and Kanopy will be in the afternoon.

In addition to keynote speaker Dennis Krieb (Lewis & Clark Community College), someone from ProQuest will have a presentation.

The committee determined that there is no need to have breakout sessions.

A moderator is needed. Waiting for someone to volunteer.

Cindy will find out how much time Denis and the ProQuest person will each need, 30 or 45 minutes. That will have some impact on the schedule of other presentations.

Lesley will send out emails to the presenters who submitted proposals.

Cindy and Jenny will work on how to publicize and open registration for the conference. They will also order lunches for the conference.

Tasks Assigned

Conference planning

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Next meeting March 14, 2pm