Commercial Products Committee Meeting: June 8, 2023


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


CARLI Updates

  • Jenny announced the agreement with the University of Illinois Press to give CARLI members access to all UI Press journal jontent for the next 5 years, beginning July 1. CARLI staff are working to get this set up in Alma and getting MARC records into OCLC CM. The announcement to member libraries will go out next week.
  • Nicole gave an update on the FY24 cycle.
  • Elizabeth gave an update on the consortial ebook program for FY24.
  • Elizabeth is working on usage data for FY23, and this will likely be sent out to libraries in July



nkoda - The committee decided not to pursue an agreement with nkoda at this time.

Other Business

  • The committee discussed the current vendor proposal and review process, and raised ideas for getting feedback from the broader CARLI membership. Ideas included:
    • Sending proposals to all members for feedback (what would the frequency be?)
    • Having a two-tiered process, where proposals could be sent out for feedback as needed, including getting feedback from current subscribers
  • Committee membership
    • Mary and Amanda are rolling off the committee
    • Three new members will be joining for a 3-year term: Ann Johnston (Olivet), Chad Buckley (Illinois State), and Ashtin Trimble (Black Hawk College)
    • Some committee members expressed interest in co-chairing next year; this will discussed at the next meeting with the new committee
  • Committee annual report was reviewed and handed in. It will be part of the board agenda on Friday, June 16.


  • Minutes from the May meeting were approved.
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Dates

  • Next Meeting: TBD