Commercial Products Committee Meeting: November 8, 2019


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

Members Absent: 

CARLI Staff Attending:  Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Elizabeth Clarage


CARLI Updates

Selection system will close today. Sage is not in the system and pricing will be sent to individual subscribers. Sage will be added manually after the system closes.

Jenny is in Charleston meeting with vendors.  She will update the committee at the next meeting.

Based on the interest survey, Jenny has contacted Naxos to see if they have interest in working with CARLI.  She will keep us informed of her progress.

CARLI is pursuing a contract with EBSCO for OpenAthens.  It has been announced as a sole source purchase and if no issues arise CARLI will be able to provide a three year contract for OpenAthens software to CARLI members. 

CARLI Annual Meeting is November 15th, 2019 at I-Hotel in Urbana-Champaign.  Agenda is available on CARLI website.

All I-share libraries have their test environments as of Nov. 6th.  CARLI will continue to provide Open Office Hours on Thursdays at 2:00pm.  Sessions are recorded and posted on the CARLI website.

Pam is leaving Lake Forest College for a position at UW-LaCrosse.  CPC may add a member from a private 4 year institution to replace her.  Please let Amanda know of anyone who may be interested in joining the committee.



No product proposals for consideration

Tasks Assigned

CARLI members will investigate a toll free number for call-in with zoom and explore the zoom “call me” option

Pam will email her colleague at Northwestern to see if he is interested in presenting a webinar on eResource management in Alma.

Kavita will contact her colleague at University of Minnesota to see if there is interest in presenting a webinar on an Alma related topic.

Meeting Dates

Next Meeting: Friday, December 13th, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

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