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  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance Announces Publishing Deal with Cambridge University Press

    Feb 17, 2021
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have signed a three-year ‘Read and Publish’ agreement that provides multi-year reading rights to the full CUP journals package and uncapped open access publishing of eligible and accepted research at no additional cost to authors.
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  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance Announces Collective Action Agreement with DOAJ

    Feb 15, 2021
    he Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) have announced a three-year collective action agreement that provides multi-year support for DOAJ from all fifteen member libraries. DOAJ indexes and promotes quality, peer-reviewed open access journals from around the world, providing a community-driven service to play an essential role in the creation of a sustainable model for the future of scholarly publishing.
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  • Library Accessibility Alliance Adds New Partners: GWLA and WRLC to bolster Accessibility Awareness, Assessment, Outreach

    Feb 08, 2021
    Two additional research library consortia have joined LAA: The partnership now includes the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and PLOS Announce Publishing Deal

    Jan 21, 2021
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) announced an agreement for BTAA members to participate in PLOS’ Community Action Publishing (CAP) program. CAP is PLOS’ effort to sustain highly selective journal publishing without Article Processing Charges for authors.
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  • BIG Collection Steering Committee Announced

    Dec 16, 2020
    The Library Directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) are pleased to announce the appointment of the BIG Collection Steering Committee.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Online Course Sharing Program

    Aug 03, 2020
    Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at a participating universities can take an online course from another participating Big Ten school each semester as part of their academic experience­­, with all tuition and fees waived.
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  • Leveraging Networks of Trust to Meet the Challenges of a Pandemic

    Jul 10, 2020
    With the advent of the coronavirus, students, faculty, researchers, and staff across campuses have been challenged in countless ways to radically change how their work is done and help serve the greater good.
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  • Maurice York Appointed Director of Library Initiatives

    May 05, 2020
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  • Meetings Update

    Apr 14, 2020
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  • Spring Meetings Update

    Mar 11, 2020
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  • UNL Team Wins Big Ten Student Design Contest

    Feb 18, 2020
    The Groundbreakers from University of Nebraska are the winners of the 2019 Big Ten Student Design Challenge.
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  • Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change: 2020 Women in IT Virtual Conference

    Jan 14, 2020
    Leadership in a Culture of Constant Change is the second virtual conference sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women in IT (WIT) peer group. The conference is Friday, February 7, 2020 1–4pm Eastern/12–3pm Central via Zoom webinar and local watch party locations. The virtual conference is free and all are welcome to attend.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and ASERL partner to form Library Accessibility Alliance

    Jan 07, 2020
    The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance have created a new name for their recent partnership to advance accessibility for library electronic resources. Now called the “Library Accessibility Alliance” (LAA), the program seeks to ensure all library users have equitable access to information.
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  • CHE: The Future of Campus Libraries? ‘Sticky Interdependence’

    Oct 10, 2019
    A deep dive by the Chronicle of Higher Education, explores this new "vision of a more codependent system in which research libraries pledge to preserve individual collection areas, allowing other institutions to allocate spending elsewhere. In a large, fully networked library system, users could more regularly get materials from other campuses, similar to an interlibrary loan, as individual collections would be more specialized and distinct. It’s an idea, long building, that acknowledges that the competition to acquire, acquire, acquire must change."
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  • Big Ten Student Design Competition

    Oct 03, 2019
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  • Affordability and Accessibility: A Learning Technologies Virtual Conference

    Sep 20, 2019
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance Learning Technologies Liaisons group is hosting a virtual conference on Affordability and Accessibility for all interested staff at member institutions. This opportunity will bring together peers with a range of expertise to share ideas and knowledge. Affordability and Accessibility: Thursday, October 3, 2-4pm Central
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  • SIO Professional Development Program on Internationalization

    Aug 20, 2019
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance Senior International Officers'-sponsored Staff Development Program is an eight-month opportunity for early-to-mid-career staff to learn about the internationalization of higher education and best partnership practices through a series of monthly online seminars and a capstone, five-day trip to Mexico City.
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  • BTAA and ASERL Announce Library Accessibility Partnership

    Aug 01, 2019
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) have entered into a two-year partnership to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with the goal of providing equal access to information for all library users. Since 2016, the BTAA has been conducting third-party evaluations of electronic resource platforms and collections, publicly posting the evaluations for review by vendors and libraries.
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  • Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages the Focus of $2.5 Million Mellon Grant

    Jul 23, 2019
    This is the second Mellon grant received by the LCTL Partnership, led by the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University, to facilitate the teaching of less commonly taught languages at all Big 10 universities in partnership with the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
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  • Sustaining Values and Scholarship: A Statement by the Provosts of the Big Ten Academic Alliance

    Jun 10, 2019
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance continues its advocacy for a sustainable and open ecosystem of publication. Collectively, our institutions’ more than 50,000 faculty are supported by over $10 billion (2017) in research funding, and our institutions have similarly invested significantly in our capacity to further our missions to advance knowledge. Together, we produce roughly 15% of the research publications in the United States.
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