The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) held the 12th International Coalition of Library Consortia meeting in Nashville on September 19-21, 2002.  At the meeting (as in the past) vendors are subjected to sessions where members “grill” them about a variety of issues, including pricing.  Two members of each consortium may attend.  CDL was represented by Director for Shared Content Beverlee French and CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections member Lorelei Tanji.

The vendors “grilled” included:
Convey/OCLC Question Point (chat reference collaboration)
Digi-Net (chat reference vendor)
Films for the Humanities
Ingenta
Berkeley E-Press
Taylor & Francis
Books24x7
Sage
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

The meeting included a panel on “Perspectives on Archiving and Perpetual
Rights” with presenters from ACS, LOCKSS, Elsevier, JSTOR.  There were discussion sessions on topics such as: coping with budget cutbacks, collaborative web reference, integrating libraries with course management systems, and building digital repositories (the latter session ably facilitated by Bev French).  And since this meeting occurred in Nashville, there was also a brief update on the Vanderbilt Television Archive.