Commercial Products Committee Meeting: December 8, 2022


Members Attending: 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:  Amy Fry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


CARLI Updates

  • Jenny shared an update on the CY23 cycle from the December Board report.
  • JSTOR is offering one-time purchase option to community colleges.
  • Jenny provided an update on licensing with AAAS and MIT Press.
  • Jenny shared results from the E-Resources Interest Survey:
    • Kanopy Base, APA videos, ebooks, Docuseek, and Naxos received top responses
    • Jenny will reach out to vendors as appropriate
    • In the open comments section, several products previously brokered by CARLI were mentioned
    • A question about Open Access agreements garnered 39 responses; appeared there may have been some confusion between OER and OA agreements
  • Elizabeth reported that she has completed the last session about the ebook program for FY24. There seems to be fewer institutions interested in participating at this time. Committee members recommended additional reminders/follow-ups.
  • Marisa shared news about the project she and Denise were working on that will make identifying electronic collections in Alma CZ easier. Marisa is currently working on gathering CZ electronic collection IDs.



There were no proposals under consideration this month.

Annual Project

  • Committee reviewed survey and timeline drafted by Michele
  • Committee chose tentative dates based on current CARLI program calendar, to be set at the January meeting


  • Minutes from the November meeting were approved.

Tasks Assigned

  • Michele will finalize survey and send to CARLI for staff for distribution.

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11 a.m. via Zoom
  • Schedule of upcoming meetings:
    • Thursday, February 9
    • Thursday, March 9