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CARLI Joins the Open Textbook Network

Announcement from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois:

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. Open textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed inexpensively. CARLI is thrilled to be a part of this community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education by addressing the growing concerns about educational affordability.

 

Seventeen CARLI Governing member institutions plus two Illinois consortia supported CARLI’s membership in the OTN. Through this collaboratively funded system membership, all 128 CARLI Governing member libraries will realize the benefits of OTN membership. A special thanks to these contributors: Aurora University, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago State University, CODSULI (Council of Directors of State University Libraries in Illinois), College of Lake County, DePaul University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, The John Marshall Law School, Knox College, LIBRAS, Lincoln Land Community College, National Louis University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Oakton Community College, Richland Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Waubonsee Community College.

 

Workshops will be held at CARLI member libraries in 2018. Attendees will gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic performance.

Library Systems Maintenance

The library will be performing required library systems maintenance Today, Tuesday March 14, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This will manifest in item availability information being unable to display, missing or incorrect information in “My Account”, and an inability to place holds on or renew materials.

Until this maintenance is performed, our Faculty Reserves system will be unavailable.

Please contact library staff if you have any questions.

MyAccount / Hold Problems

We are currently experiencing some problems with logins to our library catalog.  If you need to place a hold, or manage your account please login using your X-number and your “PIN” in the password box.    If you need to know your “PIN” please contact the library for more details.

Resource Maintenance

On Thursday March 3rd at 10:30 pm the library will be performing maintenance on library systems. During that time you may experience slow searches, or an inability to view library resources including the library web page.
This routine maintenance is planned to be over by midnight.
Please plan accordingly.