Commercial Products Committee Meeting: January 29, 2021


Members Attending: Jessica Harris (U. Chicago), Edith List (Principia College), Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Will Midgley (University of Illinois at Chicago), Jim Millhorn (Northern Illinois University), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago),Megan Ruenz (Wheaton College), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor


CARLI Updates

CARLI staff beginning work on the database selection system for the spring cycle (FY22). A number of vendors are freezing prices this year.

The Wiley and Oxford consortial e-book programs continue. Elizabeth Clarage at CARLI is looking at usage, which will help inform purchasing decisions.

The Collection Management Committee is hosting an informal chat on Thursday, Feb. 11, that will primarily focus on streaming video.



No product proposals this month

Review of Committee Charge & Structure

Amanda reported on the all committee chairs meeting held January 12. The purpose of the meeting was to plot out a strategic plan for all CARLI committees going foward. A final report will be presented to the Board in March. We don't expect a change in the charge of the Commercial Products Committee.

Currently there is a proposal to form a new task force to revolve around Discovery Services/Primo VE.

An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement will be crafted at the CARLI level as part of CARLI's strategic plan, to be incorporated into committee charges.


Minutes from the November 20, 2020 meeting were approved.

Meeting Dates

Next Meeting: Friday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  via Zoom