Things We've Tried

CLiC has a history of experimentation and collaboration, returning immense value back to libraries.

In Brief: Two Past Initiatives Involving CLiC

Evoke Colorado

Beginning in 2012, a handful of Colorado library organizations undertook an ambitious experiment designed to revolutionize the relationship between libraries and publishers, all surrounding e-book purchase and delivery. From the welcome page of that initiative: “Here’s our idea: libraries need to learn how to manage several emerging channels of digital content. We’re doing that in Colorado. At this site, you’ll find all the tools and aids we developed to help ourselves. Everything we have — from legal framework to information architecture to the list of our publishing partners to the open source code that makes it all work — is freely offered to the library community. We firmly believe that this is the most exciting time in the history of our profession. We also believe that librarians should be significant players in this revolution.” CLiC’s involvement was as fiscal agent for these grant-funded project efforts.

E-Discover the Classics

Our organization partnered with others to produce and distribute MARC records representing nearly 500 downloadable classic books from Project Gutenberg. That’s access right from your library catalog! The list includes popular books like Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, The Time Machine, A Christmas Carol, Jane Eyre and many more. While we’re retired that dedicated E-Discover the Classics web site, we’re still making the MARC records file available. Contact us for more information.