CARLI staff have completed preparing the FY 2017 annual statistical reports package for I-Share libraries. I-Share library staff may download these reports from your library's CARLI FTP directory. CARLI compiled statistics for the reports using a date range of 7/1/2016-6/30/2017, inclusive. (Note: Some I-Share libraries also receive the Annual Statistical Package on an alternative fiscal year cycle. Those libraries will also receive this current set of reports.) The collection stat reports are snapshots, which are current as of the date at the top of each report.

July 12, 2017
By: Ted Schwitzner

This Sunday, July 9th between 8AM and 10AM, I will reboot the Production server. Downtime should be less than 5 minutes.

I am doing some Apache HTTPS work on the server and some of the settings cannot be enabled until I restart this service.

Brandon Gant

July 5, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

Annual Projects from CARLI Committees

We encourage you to take time to review the committee annual reports and projects for FY2017.

In addition to the committee's annual reports, the committees each work on a project that will be useful to the member libraries. The projects for FY17 are:

June 29, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

From Charles Sengstock Jr. Chicago Jazz & Dance Band Research (Roosevelt University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This collection of research files on early to mid-20th century Chicago jazz and dance bands, comprising more than 1,000 items in digitized form, simulates the experience of lifting the lid of an archival box and gently rifling through its foldered contents--minus the cotton gloves.

June 23, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Production CARLI servers will be patched this Sunday, June 25th between 6AM and 10AM.

This work requires a server reboot and it takes a while for Oracle and Voyager to shutdown and start back up. Downtime should be no more than a half-hour.

Brandon Gant

June 21, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

All CARLI member libraries will transition on June 13–14, 2017 from the EBL – Ebook Library and ebrary platforms to the new ebook platform ProQuest Ebook Central™.

On Tuesday, June 13, 9:00-11:00 pm, ProQuest Ebook Central sites will be turned on and EBL links will redirect to ProQuest Ebook Central.

On Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 pm, ebrary holdings are merged into ProQuest Ebook Central and ebrary links will be redirected.

June 13, 2017

From: Chicago State University

Report of the Commissioners and a history of Lincoln Park

June 12, 2017
By: Digital Collections

June 1, 2017

CARLI staff are pleased to announce a major update to the VuFind 3 production and test servers available for I-Share library staff testing and review. This update reflects a significant amount work by CARLI staff to improve how the underlying services communicate with one another and contains a number of new features and enhancements:

June 8, 2017
By: Jessica Gibson

From John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

A lost statue left in a library admin suite sounds like a quality start to a mystery ready to be investigated by Rosemary & Thyme or whoever your preferred literary crime solver is...

May 25, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Final Results from the 2017 Board of Directors Election

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2017 are: Jeffrey Douglas (Knox College), Tammy Kuhn-Schnell (Lincoln Land Community College), and Michael Lorenzen (Western Illinois University).
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Taran Ley (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), Cathy Mayer (Trinity Christian College) and Frances Whaley (Illinois Valley Community College). 

May 24, 2017
By: Michelle Haake