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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GIS Conference 2022
The BTAA GIS Conference was held virtually November 15th, this event was organized by geospatial information users and educators in Big Ten institutions to present their work, exchange information, and develop potential collaborations. A recording is now available
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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 Academic Alliance & AM sign landmark access deal
The Big Ten Academic Alliance has announced a landmark deal with AM. Students, researchers, and scholars at 15 of the leading research institutions in the United States will now have unified access to millions of pages of essential primary source content from the entire AM core collections portfolio.

Library News

  • CIC HathiTrust SDR and OCLC join forces

    Feb 9, 2009, 14:33 PM

    The CIC HathiTrust Shared Digital Repository and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) will partner together "to increase visibility of and access to items" in the HathiTrust SDR, the pair announced in January. According to a news release issued by OCLC, "OCLC and HathiTrust will...

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  • HathiTrust named a top library story of 2008

    Jan 13, 2009, 14:26 PM

    Library Journal Academic Newswire named the launch of the HathiTrust shared digital repository, a project founded by the libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, as No. 4 on its list of the 10 most important academic library stories of...

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  • New York Times examines HathiTrust

    Nov 5, 2008, 14:49 PM

    The New York Times weighs in on the launch of HathiTrust, the shared digital repository that brings together the digitized library collections of CIC members and other partners. The Times article (10/13) focuses on the difference between HathiTrust and the...

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