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The Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Initiatives focus on three objectives--optimizing student and faculty access to the combined resources of our libraries; maximizing cost, time, and space savings; and supporting a collaborative environment where library staff can work together to solve their mutual problems.

Big Ten Academic Alliance joins Direct to Open from the MIT Press
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
The BIG Collection: A Sequence of Convenings for 2021
Sessions will focus on generating broad community engagement with the vision, themes, and practical direction for the BIG Collection.
BTAA Joins Open Library of Humanities
The Big Ten Academic Alliance 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.

Library News


  • 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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  • Maurice York Appointed Director of Library Initiatives

    May 5, 2020, 11:00 AM

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