Are you looking to be a part of an exciting new community-owned software initiative, empowering libraries and consortia to make better decisions?

PALCI is seeking applicants for two exciting part-time, remote work, contract positions working on the collaborative CC-PLUS project. Interested applicants can read more, here:

1) CC-PLUS Project Coordinator: Jan. 2019 – Sept. 2020; 24-35 hours per month

2) CC-PLUS Project User Interface and Usability Developer: Jan. 2019 – Sept. 2020; 10-20 hours per month (up to 300 hours total)

Positions remain open until filled, with first consideration given to applications received by December 19, 2018. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Questions? Contact Jill Morris (

We’re pleased to share our CC-PLUS Final Report, delivered via webinar to the ICOLC community on Wednesday, May 16. The recording and slides are available below:

CC-PLUS Final Report Webinar: Watch Recording

CC-PLUS Final Report Slide Deck: Download slides

CC-PLUS Prototype: Access the project on GitHub

The community is in the process of applying for another round of IMLS funding through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program in the National Digital Platform category. If you’re interested in supporting the community with this project, please consider writing us a letter of support. Contact to receive a template for the letter. You can read more about the project in our Preliminary Proposal to IMLS (2018-20).

Additionally, if you’d like to be involved with testing, whether a locally-installed instance or a hosted version, please contact Jill Morris, CC-PLUS Project Director (

A presentation at the Charleston Conference about Jisc and CC-PLUS was very well attended, and discussions were held with ConsortiaManager about possible future integration.  There is CC-PLUS representation on the committee to develop requirements for the COUNTER 5 tool for consortium report functionality.
CC-PLUS Advisory Board members held a meeting on November 30, 2017.  The group decided to submit a preliminary proposal for a Project Grant to extend this project through the IMLS National Leadership Grant program in 2018.   The meeting included a live demo of the CC-PLUS prototype.  Testing of importing and exporting institutions, providers, and credentials has been successful.  No usage data has been pulled into the system yet.  The roles of Admin, Manager, and User were discussed.  The Manager is envisioned as an institutional power-user with some administrative privileges related to the person’s home institution, although the functional tasks of this level of user are to be determined.

CCPLUS Advisory Board members held meetings on September 28 and November 2, 2017.  Recent efforts have focused on the development of use cases, such as CCPLUS as a consortial statistics portal, institutional statistics portal, and SUSHI harvester, as well as the tasks that would be associated with these use cases.  Scott Ross has developed draft wireframes for the administrative side of the software based on these use cases.  Sample pages include login, user administration, institutional administration, provider administration, report listings, alert settings, and more.  The system is being developed to support multiple consortia simultaneously.

CC-PLUS Advisory Board members held a meeting on August 24, 2017.  During this meeting, the Board reviewed a preliminary diagram of the software components and a draft communication plan.  Surveys and webinars are planned to gather feedback from ICOLC as the project progresses.  The Board also reviewed a recommendation by Scott Ross that PALCI contract with Hostwinds for a server with backup and security services for hosting the proof of concept software.  Exciting news learned at this meeting was that the project will be able to use code developed by Scott Ross for another library.  This code focuses on the ingest and validation of data, and is complementary to the presentation layer code provided by Jisc.  Use Cases/Personas will be prepared for the next meeting.

CC-PLUS Advisory Board members attended a webinar on July 19th provided by Jisc about the Consortial Reporting functionality of JUSP.  The Board was impressed by the system and its user interface, and the group is excited to see it translated into a more generic consortial environment.

An initial set of code for JUSP was received by PALCI on July 21st.  As the bulk of the code is a presentation layer and sample database tables, much of the development work will need to focus on harvesting, ingesting, and cleaning data.

The kickoff meeting for the project took place on July 26th.  During this meeting, the Board discussed the JUSP webinar, project plan, and project schedule, as well as implications for COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5.

Questions? Contact Jill Morris (