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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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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


CIC Staff Serve as Panelists at Major Conferences

Jun 30, 2010, 10:43 AM

Two CIC staff members recently participated in panels at major conferences. Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives (CLI), was on a distinguished panel of experts discussing the proposed Google Book Search settlement on June 26 at...

Two CIC staff members recently participated in panels at major conferences.

Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives (CLI), was on a distinguished panel of experts discussing the proposed Google Book Search settlement on June 26 at the American Library Association annual conference in Washington, D.C.

 The panel discussed what the outcome of the proposed settlement will mean for the future of libraries and digitization efforts. The other panelists were James Grimmelmann, Professor, New York University Law School; Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office; and Johanna Shelton, Senior Policy Counsel, Google. It was mediated by Jonathan Band, intellectual property attorney and counsel for the ALA.

On June 18, CLI assistant director Kim Armstrong was a member of the "Academic Library Buying Patterns: Shifting Budgets and More eResources" panel at the Association of American University Presses annual meeting in Salt Lake City. The panel explored how academic libraries are reacting to budget cuts in terms of collection development.