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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


Out-of-Copyright but No Longer Out-of-SIght

Mar 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

OSU Libraries have begun sending their collection's out-of-print books to the Google Books Library Project for scanning.

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OSU Libraries have begun sending their collection's out-of-print books to the Google Books Library Project for scanning. 

OSU indicated its interest in joining the project in 2009 as part of the CIC Libraries’ agreement, but because other universities and colleges were in line for scanning ahead of it and Thompson Library was going through its renovation, Ohio State did not start sending books to Google until this month.

All the digitized works are being kept within the HathiTrust, a collective of 60 international libraries that ensures such works will be preserved for all time. Ohio State is a founding member of HathiTrust as part of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Anyone can access the works at hathitrust.org, which has its infrastructure at the universities of Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

For more about Ohio State's efforts, visit the article: Ohio State’s books begin their Google journey.

Read more: the CIC/HathiTrust Digital Repository and the CIC's Google Book Search Project.