CARLI News

December 6, 2017

CARLI is excited to announce that the VuFind 3 catalog available to I-Share Libraries will soon be replaced with the latest version of VuFind, version 4.1.  At the same time, the URL for the New VuFind catalog will change to i-share.carli.illinois.edu.

The tentative timeline for this work is as follows:

December 7, 2017
By: Jessica Gibson

2017 Annual Meeting

There were almost 150 CARLI members in attendance for the CARLI Annual Meeting held on November 17. We want to thank everyone who made the trip to Champaign to participate. 

November 29, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

The Request for Proposal (RFP) that seeks a new library services platform to ultimately replace Voyager (the software that supports I-Share), was publicly posted on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin for Public Institutions of Higher Education.

November 20, 2017
By: Margaret Chambers

The CARLI Office strongly recommends that I-Share libraries should routinely delete obsolete patron records from their databases. I-Share libraries may use the Voyager Patron Record Purge process to remove sensitive data for patrons who are no longer affiliated with their libraries. Besides removing personal information, deleting patron records keeps your patron database more up-to-date, which will help reduce effort in any future system migration.

October 31, 2017
By: Ted Schwitzner

Some of CARLI's "Suggested Priorities for Bibliographic, Holding, and Item Record Maintenance" require that CARLI staff run reports centrally to gather the details efficiently for all libraries. One such report is "MFHD_866withURL," which identifies holding records (i.e., MFHDs) that contain one or more 866 fields that also contain a URL (as identified by presence of "http").

October 30, 2017
By: Ted Schwitzner

2017 Open Access Week – a few Open Educational Resources from the CARLI OER Task Force

Open education and open access aren’t the same thing, but in the spirit of OPEN some information about Open Education during this year’s Open Access Week (that’s now: October 23-29, 2017).

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October 26, 2017
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Register by November 9 for the CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors′ Meeting

Please plan to join us for the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 17 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library are invited to attend. 

Space is limited. Register by Thursday, November 9 if you would like to attend. 

October 24, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

Register Now for the CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors′ Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 17 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library are invited to attend. 

Space is limited. Register by Thursday, November 9 if you would like to attend. 

September 28, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

If you’ve followed along for the past three years, the CARLI Preservation Committee’s motto could be considered ″Slow and steady wins the Preservation Race″! In response to the results from the 2015 CARLI Preservation Survey, the Preservation Committee has focused its resources on the explicit needs of CARLI members with annual projects about Audiovisual Preservation and Disaster Planning. This year, the Committee will focus our efforts on Communicating the Value of Preservation.

September 25, 2017
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Listening Sessions with CARLI Directors

CARLI Senior Director, Anne Craig, has been traveling to member libraries around the state for ″Listening Sessions″ with CARLI library directors. These informal, approximately two-hour sessions have been very informative and successful. Please look over the list of remaining sessions and plan to join Anne. During these meet-ups, she is eager to hear about your library′s challenges and successes in order to more clearly understand our member's needs and to be able to relate your stories to stakeholders. 
 

August 30, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

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