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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BTAA Critical Pedagogy Symposium
The BTAA Critical Pedagogy Team will host a half-day online event to explore challenges and strategies for both integrating anti-racist practices into instructional settings and developing collective action around anti-racist instructional practices.
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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


Library Journal reports on Library Directors' Statement On Scientific American

Jan 7, 2010, 10:29 AM

The Library Journal reported Jan. 6 on the CIC Library Directors' recent statement regarding Nature Publishing Group’s proposed site-license pricing for the popular title Scientific American. In an article entitled "More Dismay About Scientific American: CIC Libraries Reject New Site...

The Library Journal reported Jan. 6 on the CIC Library Directors' recent statement regarding Nature Publishing Group’s proposed site-license pricing for the popular title Scientific American.

In an article entitled "More Dismay About Scientific American: CIC Libraries Reject New Site License," Library Journal Norman Oder wrote that the Library Directors "have expressed their opposition to Nature Publishing Group’s new site-license pricing for Scientific American and have begun to cut their subscriptions."

 
The article quotes CIC Center for Library Initiatives director Mark Sandler explaining that the price hike has resulted in cancellations at most of the CIC libraries. "Most of the CIC libraries have agreed not to license the electronic version of the magazine and rely instead on print access. As for print access, most schools have multiple copies but have instituted cancellations to reduce the number of copies held," he said.