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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 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


Vision Continues to Gain Momentum as HathiTrust Grows

Oct 26, 2010, 08:00 AM

Another university has joined forces with HathiTrust, and the shared digital repository that was co-founded by the CIC continues to gain momentum. The Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of Utah State University, reported in its Friday, Oct. 21 editions that...

Another university has joined forces with HathiTrust, and the shared digital repository that was co-founded by the CIC continues to gain momentum.

The Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of Utah State University, reported in its Friday, Oct. 21 editions that Utah State had signed an agreement to join the HathiTrust.

"HathiTrust, a self-described "bold idea with big plans" was founded by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation with the stated goal of establishing a repository for universities to archive and share their digitized collections," wrote the paper.

HathiTrust now has more than 30 members and recently passed 7 million volumes in its collection.

The article quotes Betty Rozum, associate dean for technical services, as saying: "This is a wonderful step for Utah State.  It will help students further their research and help shape the future of scholarly communication." 

For more on HathiTrust, please visit its website.