This Sunday, August 20th starting at 12:01AM, each Production Oracle database instance will be patched and restarted. There are 80+ databases to go through, but we expect the work to take less than two hours.

CARLI staff will make sure Production Voyager is working properly after Oracle patching is complete and will restart any services as needed.

Brandon Gant

August 16, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

CARLI Office staff are aware that many I-Share institutions are migrating or planning to migrate their computing environments to Windows 10. We're also aware that Ex Libris' statement on support for the use of Voyager 9.1.1 with Windows 10 has presented a challenge to libraries and their host institutions.

August 3, 2017
By: Ted Schwitzner

CARLI Joins the Open Textbook Network

Seventeen CARLI Governing member institutions plus two Illinois consortia supported CARLI′s membership in the OTN.

Listening Sessions

Over the next three months CARLI Senior Director, Anne Craig, will be traveling to member libraries around the state for ″Listening Sessions″ with CARLI library directors.

Save the Date: 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meetings

The 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 17 at the I-Hotel Conference Center in Champaign.

July 27, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

CARLI has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives. OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, a searchable online catalog of complete textbooks available for faculty and students to freely use, adapt and distribute to best meet the needs of their courses.

July 17, 2017
By: Margaret Chambers

From Digital Newberry (Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

With more than a thousand items at present, the Digital Newberry’s digitized items span from 16th-17th century rare books to contemporary documentary photographs.




July 14, 2017
By: Digital Collections

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