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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
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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.

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University of Maryland Embraces Opportunities Offered by CIC Membership

Apr 10, 2014, 11:17 AM

University of Maryland has maximized its first year in the CIC.

It's been a busy year at the University of Maryland.  

Even before officially joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation on June 1, 2013, folks across the Maryland campus starting building connections with their CIC counterparts in labs, classrooms, libraries, and theaters.  

As highlighted in Maryland's new Think BIG! video, these connections have already had a high impact throughout the university. 

For example:
  • Maryland researchers will host a research forum with the head of CIC's Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration.
  • Student government leaders are working with their counterparts across the CIC to lobby on Capitol Hill.
  • Maryland's Amy Marquardt has been awarded a CIC/Smithsonian Fellowship.
  • CIC Theater Schools are collaborating in commissioning and producing a play.
For more on how Maryland has embraced CIC membership, see the full video and Think BIG web site.