Libraries

Libraries

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.

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The BIG Collection: A Sequence of Convenings
Sessions will focus on generating broad community engagement with the vision, themes, and practical direction for the BIG Collection.
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Big Ten Open Books
Big Ten Open Books connects readers everywhere to fully accessible, trusted books from leading university presses. Established as a new model for open-access publishing focused on equity and inclusion, we invite you to explore our Gender and Sexuality studies collection.
BIG Collection: Resource Access Policy Harmonization Report
The Resource Access Policy Harmonization pilot team is pleased to share their final report. Aspirational in nature, the report includes the new BTAA Resource Sharing Agreement plus Scanning Standards; reaffirms the Principles and Protocols for Sharing Special Collections within the Big Ten; and articulates important next steps for future pilot projects and working group investigations.

Library News


Detroit Radio Highlights HathiTrust's Digital Catalog Search Launch

May 12, 2009, 11:50 AM

Detroit radio station WWJ Newsradio 950 reported on the HathiTrust's launch of a new catalog search that delivers nearly 3 million full-text records through an Internet browser. HathiTrust, a shared digital repository, was conceived as a collaboration of the Committee...

Detroit radio station WWJ Newsradio 950 reported on the HathiTrust's launch of a new catalog search that delivers nearly 3 million full-text records through an Internet browser.
 
HathiTrust, a shared digital repository, was conceived as a collaboration of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections.

"The unprecedented admission for the public to examine archives at the most prominent research libraries is an ongoing effort for HathiTrust to build a digital archive of library materials converted from print, co-owned and managed by participating academic institutions," the station wrote in its May 11 Great Lakes IT report.