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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
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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


Daily Illini Examines the CIC's Role in Digitization at the University of Illinois

Jul 20, 2010, 11:07 AM

The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on July 15 published an in-depth article spotlighting digitization efforts at the University of Illinois library and the CIC's role in those efforts. The University of Illinois...

The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on July 15 published an in-depth article spotlighting digitization efforts at the University of Illinois library and the CIC's role in those efforts.

The University of Illinois recently became the latest CIC member to start the process of digitizing its collection of  Government Documents for the CIC/Google Government Documents Project. The Daily Illini interviewed Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives, about the project.

“We’re now moving on to the University of Illinois, which has worked carefully to identify a substantial number of volumes to send. Then, in five or six months, we’ll move on to another CIC university,” Sandler told the paper.

The article also mentions the CIC's partnership with the Google Book Search Project to digitize up to 10 million volumes from the consortium, as well as the HathiTrust, the shared digital repository co-founded by the CIC members.