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  • Doctoral Directory Features Promising Academic Job Candidates

    Jan 12, 2010
    The CIC Doctoral Directory now includes information on 239 candidates and degree recipients from CIC universities who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education. Nearly one quarter (23 percent) of the listings represent science and engineering fields, and another 23...
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  • Library Journal reports on Library Directors' Statement On Scientific American

    Jan 07, 2010
    The Library Journal reported Jan. 6 on the CIC Library Directors' recent statement regarding Nature Publishing Group’s proposed site-license pricing for the popular title Scientific American. In an article entitled "More Dismay About Scientific American: CIC Libraries Reject New Site...
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  • Library Directors Respond to Pricing Proposal for Scientific American

    Jan 04, 2010
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  • CIC 2008-09 Annual Report Released

    Dec 08, 2009
    We are pleased to present the 2008-09 CIC Annual Report. We invite you to learn about how the CIC connects people with resources and opportunities, thus enhancing the distinctive strengths, assets and expertise of each member university. CIC Annual Report 2008-09...
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  • Federation of CICme Completed

    Nov 25, 2009
    Every Committee on Institutional Cooperation member university now has federated access to CICme, the consortium’s online collaboration workspace. With a “flip of a switch” on Nov. 11, the University of Michigan became the final CIC member to become federated. Federated access is significant...
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  • CIC SROP Application Now Available

    Nov 25, 2009
    The CIC's Summer Research Opportunities Program application is now open! SROP provides a gateway to graduate education for a broad, diverse cohort of student scholars. The eight-week research internship experience at CIC campuses introduces highly qualified undergraduates to the rewards and rigors of...
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  • CIC's Armstrong Presents at EDUCAUSE 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    Kimberly Armstrong, assistant director of the CIC’s Center for Library Initiatives, delivered a talk at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver on Nov. 4. Armstrong’s presentation focused on how collaboration may help solve “the scholarly communication problem." Scholars and...
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  • Article examines CIC, University of Chicago digitization efforts

    Nov 06, 2009
    The Nov. 6 edition of the Chicago Maroon examines the University of Chicago's participation in the CIC's mass digitization partnership with the Google Book Search Project. "Scanning and digitizing one book costs $60. Scanning and digitizing the University’s 7.7 million printed...
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  • Deans Develop Plan to Increase Access to Languages

    Nov 05, 2009
    CIC liberal arts and sciences (LAS) deans and international studies deans have collaborated to develop a plan to increase access to less commonly taught languages across the consortium. The strategy builds upon CourseShare, a successful distance learning pilot project that has delivered 54...
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  • NIH awards Michigan grant to study research interventions, CIC SROP

    Nov 03, 2009
    The University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study research opportunity interventions that promote scientific research careers for underrepresented students, including the CIC's Summer Research Opportunities Program....
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  • Article on mass digitization efforts at Northwestern cites CIC

    Oct 28, 2009
    The Daily Northwestern, the campus student newspaper, featured mass digitization efforts at the Northwestern University library in its Oct. 28 issue. The article, "Materials keep going digital at library," highlights the CIC's agreement with Google Book Search to digitize up...
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  • CIC's Darlene Hutchinson profiled in Inside Illinois

    Oct 02, 2009
    The CIC's Darlene Hutchinson was profiled in the Oct. 1 edition of Inside Illinois, the employee publication of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hutchinson, the office manager for the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives, appears in the publication's question-and-answer...
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  • Asian American Studies graduate student conference featured in Indiana Daily Student

    Oct 02, 2009
    The Sept. 27 edition of the Indiana Daily Student featured coverage of the inaugural Asian American Studies graduate student conference, held Sept. 25-26 in Bloomington, Ind. The conference brought together more than 40 graduate students and faculty from across the...
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  • CIC Provosts File Letter With Court in Google Settlement

    Sep 04, 2009
    The CIC has been a Google digitization partner since 2007. Under the terms of the partnership, Google will digitize up to ten million volumes across the CIC universities. In September 2009, the CIC filed a letter with the federal court of New...
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  • InCommon Blog Cites CIC Federation Video

    Aug 14, 2009
    The InCommon Federation, which provides the trust foundation to enable its members to work together to manage access to protected resources, highlighted the CIC's video that illustrates the significance of federated identity to CIC institutions in a recent blog post....
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    • Technology Collaboration
  • CIC named one of the "nation's best consortia"

    Aug 07, 2009
    An article in the latest issue of Higher Education Consortia magazine singles out the Committee on Institutional Cooperation as one of the nation’s most successful consortia. In his essay, “Leaderful Behavior: How Cost Containment Is Enabled by Collaborative Behavior,” Phillip...
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  • CIC Libraries Developing Research Services to Leverage HathiTrust Content

    Aug 03, 2009
    CIC Libraries Developing Research Services to Leverage HathiTrust Content MONK text-analysis tools to be shared in secure online environment CHAMPAIGN, Ill. –The Library Directors of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation are taking the first step toward providing specialized research tools and services...
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  • CIC Featured in Higher Education Consortia Magazine

    May 15, 2009
    The Spring 2009 edition of Higher Education Consortia magazine highlights high-impact CIC collaborations in its cover article, "Building Trust and Innovation: Voluntary Collaboration in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation." The article offers insights into how the CIC developed a culture...
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  • Detroit Radio Highlights HathiTrust's Digital Catalog Search Launch

    May 12, 2009
    Detroit radio station WWJ Newsradio 950 reported on the HathiTrust's launch of a new catalog search that delivers nearly 3 million full-text records through an Internet browser. HathiTrust, a shared digital repository, was conceived as a collaboration of the Committee...
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  • Student Newspaper Chronicles Digitization of Books at IU

    Apr 25, 2009
    In its April 23 edition, the Indiana Daily Student reported on the current and future digitization of Indiana University library volumes by Google. IU's folklore collection, the largest in the world, is the first CIC "collection of distinction" to be...
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