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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


UNL's Digital Humanities Content Awaits Entry into HathiTrust

Sep 30, 2010, 08:00 AM

An in-depth archive of documents related to poet Walt Whitman are among the treasures owned and housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, but it could soon have a wider audience of students and...

An in-depth archive of documents related to poet Walt Whitman are among the treasures owned and housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, but it could soon have a wider audience of students and scholars thanks to UNL joining the CIC, reports the Omaha World Herald.

The CIC is a founding member of the HathiTrust, a shared digital archive with more than 30 partner institutions. After UNL becomes a member of the CIC on July 1, 2011, it also will have access to the HathiTrust, which currently contains 6.7 million volumes -- and counting.

The World Herald spoke to Kim Armstrong, deputy director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, who told the newspaper that  “hopefully (the HathiTrust) would give (the Whitman archive) a higher visibility and higher use."

For more information on the CIC and the HathiTrust, visit the Center for Library Initiatives homepage.