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  • Increasing Access:  BTAA Libraries Project on Open Homework Systems

    Sep 20, 2023, 10:33 AM

    Penn State University Libraries is leading a pilot project on behalf of the Big Ten Academic Alliance to develop a model for supporting open-source online homework delivery systems as supplemental resources for teaching with open educational resources (OER).

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  • Big Ten Open Books Project Launches First Collection

    Aug 1, 2023, 09:00 AM

    In partnership with six member university presses, the University Librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance announce the launch of the Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and Accessible Archives’ New African American and Women’s History Collections

    Apr 25, 2023, 10:50 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance announces the acquisition of new essential primary source content for member libraries through Accessible Archives. The range includes African American Newspapers in the South, 1870-1926, and The Woman’s Tribune, 1882-1909.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and JSTOR Announce Multi-year Agreement for Path to Open Pilot

    Apr 21, 2023, 11:13 AM

    The research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered into a multi-year pilot agreement with JSTOR to support Path to Open, a new cost-effective, sustainable publishing model for supporting frontlist university press monographs and making them open access after three years.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance announces agreement with OA Switchboard

    Feb 28, 2023, 13:52 PM

    Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries have reached an agreement for OA Switchboard to benefit from the standardized metadata protocol and shared infrastructure provided by this community-led intermediary initiative. This agreement began on January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2025.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance signs Open Publishing Agreement with the Microbiology Society

    Feb 20, 2023, 14:19 PM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Microbiology Society are delighted to announce a three-year open publishing agreement from 2023, facilitated by Accucoms. The Publish and Read model will allow affiliated researchers at 15 universities to publish an unlimited number of Open Access (OA) articles in hybrid and fully OA titles, as well as have full read access to the Society’s journals portfolio.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and Wiley Extend Open Access Agreement

    Feb 15, 2023, 10:32 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) is pleased to announce an extension of its landmark open publishing agreement with Wiley, a global leader in research and education. The three-year agreement, effective as of January 1, 2023, grants fourteen participating universities and seventeen affiliated campuses access to publish and read in Wiley’s full journal portfolio, including Hindawi’s gold open access portfolio.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance announces unlimited publishing deal with Institute of Physics Publishing

    Dec 15, 2022, 12:17 PM

    Participating Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries have reached a transformative, three-year Read and Publish Agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP), a further step in collective action toward the Big Collection. This agreement begins on January 1, 2023, and runs through December 31, 2025.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Initiatives Announces Karla Strieb as Visiting Program Officer for Shared Collections

    Dec 8, 2022, 14:37 PM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Initiatives announces Kara Strieb will the Visiting Program Officer for Shared Collections as part of a generous commitment from The Ohio State University Libraries effort to the Big Collection.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance & AM sign landmark access deal

    Dec 6, 2022, 14:19 PM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance has announced a landmark deal with AM. Students, researchers, and scholars at 15 of the leading research institutions in the United States will now have unified access to millions of pages of essential primary source content from the entire AM core collections portfolio.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Faculty Awarded 2022 MacArthur Fellowships

    Oct 13, 2022, 10:48 AM

    Four faculty from Big Ten Academic Alliance universities were recognized by the MacArthur Foundation as extraordinarily talented and creative individuals. The Foundation awards recipients $800,000 as an investment in their originality, insight, and potential to enable the fellows to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society.

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  • Academic Leadership Program Welcomes 33rd Cohort

    Oct 11, 2022, 11:19 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2022-2023 Academic Leadership Program. This nationally recognized leadership initiative has produced more than 1,500 fellows, many of whom have gone on to serve with distinction as college presidents, provosts, and deans.

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  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance announces support for the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program

    Jun 8, 2022, 07:00 AM

    The fifteen libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have made a collective investment of $45,000 to support the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP) general fund that finances open access content

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  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance announces support for Reveal Digital

    May 18, 2022, 09:33 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has made a group commitment to support the new Reveal Digital publishing program Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements. All 15 member libraries are participating in this agreement, which totals more than $500,000.

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  • BTAA and Wiley Announce Open Access Publishing Pilot

    Feb 14, 2022, 09:00 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance announced an agreement with global research and education leader Wiley for a one-year contract extension with an open access option, as a pilot in collective action toward the Big Collection.

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  • BTAA Announces Collective Action Agreement with arXiv

    Feb 10, 2022, 11:22 AM

    The fifteen world-class research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have agreed to support arXiv, a community-supported resource administered by Cornell University, at the champion level for the next three years.

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  • Library Accessibility Alliance Announces New Website & Expanded Resources

    Aug 23, 2021, 11:32 AM

    Members of the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) are pleased to announce their new website, featuring enhancements to the popular accessibility evaluations of databases, along with an expanded collection of resources.

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and University of Michigan Press Announce Fund to Mission Agreement

    Aug 5, 2021, 14:52 PM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the University of Michigan Press have signed a three-year agreement that provides multi-year support for Fund to Mission from all fifteen member libraries. Fund to Mission is the Press’s open access monograph model that aligns with its mission and commitment to equity, justice, inclusion, and accessibility.The model demonstrates a return to the origins of the university press movement and moves toward a more open, sustainable infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences. It is one of several programs that university presses are developing to expand the reach of their specialist publications.

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  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance joins Direct to Open from the MIT Press

    Jul 21, 2021, 13:51 PM

    The MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen BTAA member libraries. An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

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  • BTAA Joins Open Library of Humanities

    Jul 19, 2021, 11:18 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries. This move was made possible thanks to the OLH Open Consortial Offer, an initiative that offers consortia, societies, networks and scholarly projects the opportunity to join the Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy system as a bloc, enabling each institution to benefit from a discount.

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