Commercial Products Committee Meeting: October 13, 2022


Members Attending: Amy Fry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jessica Harris (University of Chicago), Michele Hunt (Northern Illinois University), Sarah Johnson (Eastern Illinois University), Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Mary Tatro (Augustana College), Scott Thomson (Rush University), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)

CARLI Staff Attending:  Jenny Taylor, Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Elizabeth Clarage, Denise Green, Marisa Tolbert

Members Absent: None


CARLI Updates

  • Calendar Year 2023 Cycle:
    • Selection System opened Tuesday, Oct. 11 for CY23 selections
    • CARLI continues to work on licenses with MIT Press and AAAS
  • Registration support for the OEN Certificate in OER Librarianship - CARLI will let applicants know within 7 days if they can support registration. Deadline in Nov. 4, 2022. More info is available in the September newsletter.
  • Elizabeth provided an update on the consortial ebook program. CARLI purchased 2,321 OUP and Wiley titles, and CARLI members purchased 150 titles from the FY22 access collection for perpetual consortial access. Directors have been supportive of the ebook program. For FY24, the program will be added to the Selection System as an "alternative cycle." A price will be listed in the system, but libraries will be able to support the program with any amount. Contracts with both OUP and Wiley end June 30, 2023.
  • Upcoming training events and webinars can be found on CARLI's event calendar
  • E-resources brokering survey
    • A new e-resources brokering survey has been drafted and CARLI staff asked for suggestions. Jenny will add Naxos & PolicyMap to the list for voting. The ebook program will be a separate section in tihs survey. IET ebooks were suggested. The survey will also gauge member interest in OA agreements. Group members agreed that mid-November (after the selection system closes) would be a good time to send out the survey.
  • CARLI annual meeting is November 4 in Champaign. Registration is available on CARLI's website.



Kanopy BASE: the committee recommended that CARLI move forward with pursing a license with Kanopy for Kanopy BASE.

Annual Project

  • The committee decided to move forward with doing a series of talks on OA topics and models. Tentative plan is to have them once a month, starting in Spring 2023. The committee will start brainstorming topics at the next meeting.


  • Minutes from the September meeting were approved.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 p.m.

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11 a.m. via Zoom
  • Schedule of upcoming meetings:
    • Thursday, December 8
    • Thursday, January 12