Consortium Director’s Report

Amy Beadle, Director

Systemwide Purchase Recommendations/Announcement

The LSP Governance Committee made a recommendation to the CCCCO to purchase OCLC Cataloging & Metadata, EZProxy and LibKey for the 110 colleges in the LSP Program. We have recently heard back from the Chancellor’s Office that those recommendations were approved (!!) and are working with them to finalize details.

  • LibKeyMost of you are already mid-implementation with LibKey, so that will continue to move forward. Please take advantage of the LibKey sessions happening in the coming weeks. More information and recordings from the first events can be found on the CCLC LibGuide
  • OCLC Cataloging and MetadataThe statewide OCLC contract should become effective on July 1, 2023; with the exception of those nine colleges not currently licensed for Cataloging & Metadata. Those colleges will be contacted by the vendor with access instructions effective March 1st. Watch for a welcome letter from OCLC.
  • EZProxyWe are working out details with OCLC on timing/plan for migrating colleges to hosted instances of EZProxy. Again, that contract should be enacted as of July 1, 2023. There are a handful of you who are on a April 1 renewal cycle for EZProxy. You should be receiving a prorated invoice for April - June that should be paid by your college/District when received.


FY 2023 Renewals/New Purchase Deadlines

March 15

All Renewal Pricing Available in Consortia Manager

May 10

All Renewals Due/Invoices Sent

June 9

All NEW Resources Due/Invoices Sent

We will not be hosting a Wednesday Webinar to go over Consortia Manager and ordering processes this spring - we ran out of available time slots before I could hold one. We will send out instructions when the renewals are available (March 15). If you need additional support or training on CM or ordering in general, please send me an email and we’ll set up a quick Zoom.


JSTOR Update

JSTOR is changing how their resources are grouped and priced.  As of July 2023, the entire Arts & Sciences Collection will be one large collection - no longer in smaller collections (I, II, III, etc.). All journals will be included. Artstor and eBooks will remain separate. JSTOR presented at the February 22 Webinar. Please find the recording and other materials on the CCLC LibGuide


Pricing for the (new) Full Collection and Artstor will be as follows:


Full Collection - Annual Access Fee

Sales Price

Full Collection -

One Time Payment

Sales Price

Artstor - Annual Access Fee

Sales Price

Small (0-1,000)




Medium (1,001-10,000)




Large (10,001+)





There are still some Covid Relief Fees that will be applied to individual colleges who have not previously used them. They will all be applied as Publisher Discounts on your July 2023 JSTOR selections. Additionally, for colleges that purchased JSTOR collections in the past, you will be credited for those purchases. In a few instances, that means you will not have to pay anything further for ongoing access to the (new) Full Collection). For others, it means a discounted subscription cost. Discounted pricing is now available in Consortia Manager, but feel free to contact me if you have questions.


Call for Participation

The Library Services Platform (LSP) program Governance Committee invites faculty and classified professional staff to participate in the statewide LSP Work Groups for Fall 2023 - Spring 2024. Applications are due March 3, 2023. Submit your interest via our webform.