Commercial Products Committee Meeting: February 26, 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), Kavita Mundle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Megan Ruenz (Wheaton College), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

Members Absent: Thane Montaner (Prairie State College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor


CARLI Updates

The Wiley and Oxford consortial e-book programs continue. CARLI staff is looking at ways to extend the program into a 2nd year, with grant money received from the State Library and additional funding from members. CARLI is working to calculate suggested member contributions.

The Collection Management Committee is hosting an informal chat on Thursday, March 12, that will primarily focus on e-books.

FY22 Selection Cycle: vendors are entering pricing into the system. Pricing for Syndetics Unbound has been finalized and will be available to members.

CARLI staff received an introduction to Rialto from ProQuest staff, and CARLI is not making a consortial recommendation at this time. ProQuest may reach out to individual libraries about using Rialto, which is similar to GOBI, but integrated into Alma.



No product proposals this month

Review of Committee Charge & Structure

The committee's recommendation on the CARLI committee structure will be reviewed by the Board at the March meeting.


Minutes from the January 29, 2021 meeting were approved.

Meeting Dates

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