Commercial Products Committee Meeting: February 9, 2023


Members Attending: Jessica Harris (University of Chicago), Michele Hunt (Northern Illinois University), Marie Martino (Moraine Valley Community College), Thane Montaner (Prairie State College), Sarah Johnson (Eastern Illinois University), Mary Tatro (Augustana College), Scott Thomson (Rush University)

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

Members Absent: Amy Fry (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Amanda Wiesenhofer (Lincoln Land Community College)


CARLI Updates

  • Jenny shared that vendors are entering pricing into the selection system for FY24. The selection system should be open by the end of March and stay open through mid-May.
  • CARLI is working on licensing with ProQuest for Alexander Street Press collections, including access fees for collections that were chosen 10 years ago.
  • CARLI is also working on licensing for Kanopy BASE
  • Elizabeth shared that CARLI is negotiating with vendors for FY24 ebook programs.
  • Elizabeth also noted that the Collection Management Committee is looking at the old NetLibrary ebook collection that was purchased for IDAL members in 1999 and 2000. The most recent titles were added 20+ years ago and now live on the EBSCOhost ebook platform. The committee is looking at different subject areas and having them live in different collection in the Network Zone. Notes in the NZ have to be by collection, not per book. It should be marked that these are older titles. The committee is looking at health titles first.
  • Denise shared upcoming CARLI events, including the informal talk on the ACRL Library Trends and Statistics Survey and Alma Analytics & E-Resources 2.



There were no proposals under consideration this month.

Annual Project

  • The committee reviewed and discussed survey results and is proposing the following talks and schedule:
    • Session 1: Wednesday, March 1, 10 a.m.
      • Topic: General discussion information on types and business models
      • Moderators: Michele and TBD
      • Creation of Questions: Michele
      • Creation of Intro PowerPoint: Michele
    • Session 2: Thursday, April 6, 1 p.m.
      • Topic: Small libraries & Community Colleges engaging with OA models & content
        • Their needs and how they differ
        • Managing content, resources for students, & teaching students
        • Which models they are using and why
      • Moderators: Michele and Marie
      • Creation of Questions: TBD
    • Session 3: Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.
      • Managing all areas of OA content and discovery
        • Faculty relations
        • Managing the content itself along with the agreements, tracking payments, entitlements
        • Advertising and teaching about OA materials
      • Moderators: Michele and TBD
      • Creation of Questions: TBD


  • Minutes from the January meeting were approved.
  • Topics for OA sessions were decided

Tasks Assigned

  • CARLI staff will set up registration and send out announcements for the first session.

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 11 a.m. via Zoom
  • Schedule of upcoming meetings:
    • Thursday, April 13
    • Thursday, May 11