Consortium Director's Report

James WiserBy James Wiser, Consortium Director

I hope everyone’s summer has gone well and you’re gearing up for the new academic year. At CCLC, we’ve been a bit busier than usual this summer, as we’ve been migrating three years of subscription data to ConsortiaManager, our new and improved procurement and business system. I’m writing today to introduce the rollout of this new system.

We will be launching the new procurement system on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. On that day, the primary contact we have on record for each CCL library will receive login instructions to the system at 2pm. When the system is launched, we plan to have all information regarding this fall’s renewals (for subscriptions that renew on Jan 1, 2020) pre-loaded and ready for your attention. Note that you will not be able to see any of your fall renewals in the existing procurement system, and beginning with this fall’s renewals we will sunset the old system.

In order to train everyone on how to use the new system, we will be offering one of the following four learning opportunities. Note that each session will be the same; there’s no need to attend more than one session unless you want a primer. If you wish to attend one of the two webinars, please register below to receive access instructions.

  1. Tuesday, October 1, 1pm – Webinar
    CCLC & ConsortiaManager - Member introduction Oct 1, 2019 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Registration URL:
  2. Tuesday, October 8, 1pm – Webinar CCLC & ConsortiaManager - Member introduction Oct 8, 2019 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Registration URL:
  3. Thursday, October 17 – In-Person Training at the Northern California CCL Workshop in Walnut Creek, CA (more details to follow)
  4. Friday, October 18 – In-Person Training at the Southern California CCL Workshop in Ontario, CA (more details to follow)

Our anticipation is that at least one person from every college attends one of these sessions. The webinars will also be recorded if none of these dates/times works for you.

All fall renewals will be available in the system on October 1, and the deadline for completing these new renewals in the new system will be Friday, November 8th.

As always, if you have any questions about this new system, contact me at any time. James Wiser