Commercial Products Committee Meeting: September 13, 2019


Members Attending:  Pam Cipkowski (Lake Forest College), Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Heather Parisi (Dominican University), Megan Ruenz (Wheaton College), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

Members Absent:  Jeffrey Matlak (Western Illinois University), Will Midgley (University of Illinois at Chicago)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor


CARLI Updates

CARLI has hired a new Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator who will start on Sept. 30.

Work is being done to open the Fall Selection cycle, which is targeted to be open from Oct. 7 – Nov. 11. There are still a few details to work out before the selection cycle can open.

CARLI continues to work with Sage in hopes of covering all Sage products under one master agreement/universal license.

The CARLI board will continue to talk about brokering resources for non-CARLI members as an alternate stream of revenue.

There is a surplus of funds generated from the migration to ALMA/Primo. The CARLI board will discuss ideas on how to best spend this surplus and put together a document organizing their plans.



Social Explorer: Decision was made to pursue Social Explorer and add it to the Electronic Resources interest survey.

Statista: There was no new information to present at this meeting. Any further decisions to make regarding Statista will happen after the results of the electronic resources interest survey are in.

E-Resources Survey

Jenny put together a draft of the ER Survey. The CP committee was in agreement about the vendors/products that were on the list. CP committee discussed the timing of the survey, and it was determined that it will be open from Sept. 23 – Oct.4.

CPC Annual Project

Pam updated the committee that her first few attempts to find a speaker for our symposium were unsuccessful. Pam has another contact at the UW-Milwaukee whom she will reach out to. Kavita also mentioned having a contact at the University of Minnesota.

The CP committee discussed basic content of the symposium but ultimately decided to wait on making final decisions until there was a chance to talk to the new Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator.

Tasks Assigned

E-Resources survey will be open from Sept. 23 – Oct.4. Amanda will draft an email that will accompany the survey.

Meeting Dates

Next Meeting: Friday, October 11th, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

Schedule of CARLI CPC Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. over Zoom