Pilot Program Provides Broad Access to Academic Journals

Beginning July 1, 2023, CARLI will begin a five-year pilot program to provide all University of Illinois Press (UIP) electronic journals to all CARLI members. The FY24-FY28 pilot is funded by the University of Illinois System as the result of a joint request from the UIP and CARLI in FY22.

The journals will be available at no cost to CARLI member libraries. CARLI will activate the UIP journal collection in the Network Zone for all I-Share members; no action is required. For non-I-Share CARLI libraries, the UIP collection will be available through OCLC Collection Manager for delivery of MARC records to their local system. As with other collections CARLI makes available, non-I-Share institutions will need to select the shared collection in OCLC; the collection will be available after July 1.

Field-defining journal titles such as the American Journal of Psychology and American Music are among the 40-plus humanities publications that will be available in digital formats from July 2023-June 2028 at no cost to member libraries.

Watch your email and read the full press release for more information about this exciting initiative!