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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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    • Library Initiatives
  • 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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    • Library Initiatives
  • CIC Study Abroad Program Highlighted in OSU Magazine

    Apr 22, 2009
    An article in the Spring 2009 edition of ¿Que Pasa, OSU?, a magazine for the Latino community at Ohio State University, highlights the CIC Latin American Health and Nutrition program in Santiago, Dominican Republic. This program integrates coursework in health and...
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    • International
  • Penn State Sends First Book Shipment to Google

    Mar 20, 2009
    The Penn State library has sent its first shipment of books to be digitized by Google as part of the CIC's partnership with the Google Book Search Project. Among the volumes are Penn State's distinctive English and American literature collections....
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  • CIC HathiTrust SDR and OCLC join forces

    Feb 09, 2009
    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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  • Chronicle of Higher Ed highlights value of collaboration, CIC

    Feb 09, 2009
    It its Feb. 13 issue, the Chronicle of Higher Education examined how collaborations can help universities leverage their resources as a way to cut costs and expand their academic reach. Institutions are increasingly seeking new partnerships or investing in existing...
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  • CIC Director's Essay Featured on GlobalHigherEd

    Feb 04, 2009
    CIC Director Barbara McFadden Allen outlines the framework for the organization's success in higher education collaborations in a Jan. 31 guest essay for GlobalHigherEd, a web log that tracks the construction of global knowledge and spaces for the "knowledge economy."...
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  • HathiTrust named a top library story of 2008

    Jan 13, 2009
    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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  • Study abroad popular at CIC institutions

    Nov 25, 2008
    CIC member institutions are among the nation's leaders in sending students to study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education's annual "Open Doors" report on study abroad trends released Nov. 17. Five CIC institutions rank in the report's top...
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  • New York Times examines HathiTrust

    Nov 05, 2008
    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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