Community College Library Consortium Report

James WiserBy James Wiser, Consortium Director

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:

New Offers

We’re pleased to announce new offers from four new vendors for this fall.  To find out more information about them, visit the consortium website at http://cclibraries.org/.  The new vendors are:

HeinOnline: http://cclibraries.org/providers/heinonline.html

NBC Learn: http://cclibraries.org/providers/nbclearn.html

STAT!Ref: http://cclibraries.org/providers/statref.html

Wiley (Cochrane Library): http://cclibraries.org/providers/wiley.html

 

Remember that the username to see each offer’s details is “cclibrary;” email me for the password if you don’t know it.

Updated Offers

Most of the fall offers from existing vendors have been updated. As the statewide RFP delayed getting pricing from EBSCO, Proquest, and Gale, those offers will hopefully be updated by October 1.

Fall Renewal Forms

Normally I try my best to get renewal forms for your Jan 1-Dec 31 subscriptions generated by October 1, but because of the statewide database RFP renegotiation, this fall the forms will be delayed by two weeks to October 15.   Note that the deadline for returning them will be Friday, November 10, so the window will be a bit tighter than normal for this cycle.

Library Consortium Website

The CCL website and the Library Consortium website are currently being redesigned and merged, so to speak, but that site won’t go live until after the fall offer period ends in mid-November.

Listservs and Mailing Lists

When we launch the new website later this fall, we will also be eliminating the legacy mailman listservs and moving everything to Google Groups.  No action will hopefully be needed on your part, but know that the CCEARINFO list where you received this email will be ending in November or December.