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Libraries

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


Research Matters: UMD Talk Show Focuses on the CIC

Apr 25, 2013, 11:49 AM

CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen, joined UMD's Senior Vice President and Provost, Mary Ann Rankin, along with UMD Dean of Libraries, Patricia Steele, to talk about the many opportunities for collaboration between UMD and the member universities of the CIC.

Screenshot of UMD's Research Matters video

Opportunities and impact were the focus of the University of Maryland's "Research Matters" program about UMD becoming a member institution of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen, joined UMD's Senior Vice President and Provost, Mary Ann Rankin, along with UMD Dean of Libraries, Patricia Steele, to talk about the many opportunities for collaboration between UMD and the member universities of the CIC.

Hosted by Don Kettl, UMD Dean of Public Policy, the conversation centered around CIC programs for faculty development, student opportunities, and research synergies. Steele elaborated on the access to CIC universities' library resources.  Through the CIC's award-winning UBorrow program, students throughout the CIC have access to 90 million volumes from across the consortium's libraries.  Along with the CIC's Shared Print initiative and Government Documents project, Steel said the relationship with the CIC was "transformational." 

For more on the University of Maryland entering the CIC, please visit the expansion area of the CIC web site.