Consortium Director's Report

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James Wiser

I hope your summer has been relaxing and you’re settling in to gear up for the upcoming fall semester.  It’s been a busy summer for the Library Consortium, and here are a few updates to keep in mind as the fall semester continues:

1. New Offers

We’re pleased to announce a number of new offers for this fall.  To find out more information about these offers, visit the consortium website at http://cclibrarians.org/consortium/vendors. The new offers are:
Cambridge University Press
This offer includes discounted pricing for subscriptions to Cambridge Companions Online and discounted purchases of titles from Cambridge Histories Online.
Elsevier
Once again, Elsevier is making subscriptions to ScienceDirect for their College Editions (journals) available at a discount to the CCL community. Note that we need 4 new subscribers before any current, direct customers can take advantage of these discounts through CCLC. 
IBISWorld
IBISWorld provides business information and market research on hundreds of industries worldwide. Colleges with large business programs may be particularly interested.
SAGE
This is a continuation of this spring’s SAGE Premier offer, which makes available subscriptions to SAGE’s more than 1,000 journals.  Note that we need 25 subscribers for this offer to “make,” and currently we have 11 colleges who have already placed orders for this journals package. Let’s try to get 14 more!
Wiley
This offer is for Wiley Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program for eBooks. Wiley’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program allows colleges to determine an amount of money they wish to spend with Wiley for electronic books in a given subject collection or collections.  Once that amount has been determined, Wiley will open up access to your college for that entire subject collection or collections for 365 days.  You will be able to download MARC records and turn on these collections in your discovery tool, if you have one.  After 365 days has passed, you will receive a detailed usage report for these collections, and at that point you will be able to use the initial amount of money you spent to purchase the titles you wish to own from those collections in perpetuity – with no hosting fee.

2. Updated Existing Offers

Most of the fall offers from existing vendors have been updated. As of today (September 8), I still have not received updated pricing from EBSCO, Gale, or Proquest, but most of the other vendor offers have updated pricing for this upcoming license term. I hope to have all vendor offers updated by the end of September.

3. Fall Renewal Forms

All renewal forms should be available for your library in the CCLC Procurement System no later than October 1. The deadline for returning these renewal forms will be Friday, November 9th. 

4. New CCLC Procurement System Coming Soon

CCLC and ConsortiaManager, a Danish company, are in the final negotiations to license ConsortiaManager’s business system. This new system will replace the current CCLC procurement system and will allow colleges to see their subscriptions in a much more user-friendly manner as well as allow many more users at each college to gain visibility on these subscriptions. It is very likely we will make this transition after next Spring’s renewal cycle, and launch this new system on July 1, 2019.  More details will be distributed and discussed closer to that date, so stay tuned!

5. Outstanding Invoices

As a reminder, CCLC does not mail paper copies of library subscription invoices to you. Please make sure you log in to the CCLC procurement system and make sure your library’s bills are 
paid. 
 
Have a great fall semester!
 
James