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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.

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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


Follow The CLI Conference on Twitter

May 12, 2010, 09:35 AM

The Center for Library Initiatives 2010 Conference, "Cranking Up the Volume: New Strategies for Broadcasting University Scholarship" gets underway on Thursday, May 13 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration is closed, but anyone can follow...

The Center for Library Initiatives 2010 Conference, "Cranking Up the Volume: New Strategies for Broadcasting University Scholarship" gets underway on Thursday, May 13 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Registration is closed, but anyone can follow along with the 2010 CLI Conference on Twitter using the official hashtag #cli10. Go to Twitter Search and enter #cli10 (you do not need a twitter account to use this function). The CLI also has its own Twitter account, @ciccli, which will be broadcasting information about the conference.

The conference will highlight the results of the CIC libraries collective environmental scan for scholarly communication that it has engaged in over the past academic year. The purpose of the scan is to document the state of scholarly publishing and to gather institution-specific information about relevant departmental policies, faculty member activities, and on-campus scholarly publishing. The conference program will also build on the scan to address broader issues and emerging roles for libraries in the scholarly communication chain.