• The Robot will get that for you . . . the University of Chicago's High-Tech Library

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:36 PM

    The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the University of Chicago's incredible underground stacks where books are shelved and retrieved by a complex robotic system. ". . . David N. Borycz, project manager at the library, demonstrates what happens when a...

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  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation Initiates a Shared Print Repository

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:12 AM

    Collectively, the thirteen member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) hold some 85 million print volumes, the overwhelming majority being held multiple times across our campuses. To better steward library resources, the CIC Library Directors have made a...

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  • Indiana Librarian, Longtime CIC Leader, Receives Major Award

    Apr 21, 2011, 16:44 PM

    A longtime leader in the CIC's efforts to keep government documents in the hands of the public has received a major honor for her work. Lou Malcomb, head of the Government Information and Kent Cooper Services Department in IU's Herman...

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  • CLI Conference Will Focus on Print Storage Strategies

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:46 AM

    The challenge of stewarding legacy print collections in the digitization era will be the center of discussion at the upcoming CIC Center for Library Initiatives Conference "What's In Store? Collaborative Strategies for Managing CIC Print Collections." The conference will take...

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  • Six CIC Libraries To Begin Pilot Program with Corsotial Borrowing Software Relais D2D

    Mar 31, 2011, 22:01 PM

    Six CIC libraries have agreed to proceed with a pilot of Relais D2D, a next-generation software platform for consortial borrowing. The University of Chicago; University of Iowa; University of Michigan; Michigan State University; Northwestern University; and Pennsylvania State University will implement Relais...

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  • CIC-Google Scanning Continues After Google Lawsuit Settlement Rejected

    Mar 22, 2011, 22:43 PM

    Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a long-awaited ruling Tuesday afternoon, rejecting a proposed settlement between Google and the plaintiffs (publishers and authors) in the Google Books lawsuit. It is the...

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  • Center for Library Initiatives February eNews Now Available

    Feb 14, 2011, 14:52 PM

    The latest edition of the bi-annual Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. This issue features articles on CLI director Mark Sandler's reflections on shared storage; a photo gallery from the CLI's reception at the ALA conference in Washington,...

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  • CIC/Google Celebrate Major Milestone: A Million Digitized Volumes

    Feb 4, 2011, 12:07 PM

    The CIC is proud to announce an important milestone: Google has digitized and returned a million volumes from CIC member libraries. The milestone was noted with a Feb. 4 article posted on the "Inside Google Books" blog, authored by Kim...

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  • CIC's Armstrong to Speak at Wiley-Blackwell Executive Seminar

    Dec 9, 2010, 07:00 AM

    Kim Armstrong, deputy director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, will be a featured speaker at the Wiley-Blackwell Executive Seminar: New Business Models and Opportunities in Scholarly Publishing on Friday, Dec. 10, at the National Press Club in Washington....

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  • Northwestern Student Newspaper Highlights Digitization at NU

    Nov 3, 2010, 15:59 PM

    Northwestern University's student newspaper featured the University Library's participation in the Google digitization project in its article "Library books to go digital" published Nov. 1. The Daily Northwestern story mentions the CIC's partnership with Google and what it means for...

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  • Vision Continues to Gain Momentum as HathiTrust Grows

    Oct 26, 2010, 08:00 AM

    Another university has joined forces with HathiTrust, and the shared digital repository that was co-founded by the CIC continues to gain momentum. The Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of Utah State University, reported in its Friday, Oct. 21 editions that...

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  • Chronicle Blog Post Hails HathiTrust for Research, Mentions CIC

    Oct 15, 2010, 15:52 PM

    A recent blog post (10/12) on the Chronicle of Higher Education website details one faculty researcher's experience using the HathiTrust, the shared digital repository co-founded by the CIC members, as well as the University of Michigan's Mirlyn library catalog. Blogger...

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  • UNL's Digital Humanities Content Awaits Entry into HathiTrust

    Sep 30, 2010, 08:00 AM

    An in-depth archive of documents related to poet Walt Whitman are among the treasures owned and housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, but it could soon have a wider audience of students and...

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  • Center for Library Initiatives A Partner on Cross-Consortial Grant Award

    Sep 10, 2010, 16:34 PM

    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is one of four partners on a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will fund the beginning of a national conversation that may lead to the development...

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  • Daily Illini Examines the CIC's Role in Digitization at the University of Illinois

    Jul 20, 2010, 11:07 AM

    The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on July 15 published an in-depth article spotlighting digitization efforts at the University of Illinois library and the CIC's role in those efforts. The University of Illinois...

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  • CIC Staff Serve as Panelists at Major Conferences

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:43 AM

    Two CIC staff members recently participated in panels at major conferences. Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives (CLI), was on a distinguished panel of experts discussing the proposed Google Book Search settlement on June 26 at...

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  • June Center For Library Initiatives eNewsletter Launches

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:38 PM

    The June edition of the bi-annual Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. This issue features an article on two members of the same family who work on the Google digitization project at two different campuses; a photo...

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  • CIC Professionals Speak at Recent Conferences

    May 25, 2010, 16:23 PM

    Mark Sandler, Director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, and Amber Marks, Assistant Director for Course Sharing and Professional Development, were featured guest speakers at two recent conferences. Sandler was invited to speak at the recent 2010 Medical Library...

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  • Follow The CLI Conference on Twitter

    May 12, 2010, 09:35 AM

    The Center for Library Initiatives 2010 Conference, "Cranking Up the Volume: New Strategies for Broadcasting University Scholarship" gets underway on Thursday, May 13 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration is closed, but anyone can follow...

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  • CLI eNews Highlights Government Documents Project, eBooks Purchase and More

    Jan 12, 2010, 14:39 PM

    The January 2010 edition of the Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. The CLI's biannual eNewsletter provides news and insight into the collaborative activities of the CIC libraries, from purchasing to mass digitization. This edition includes an...

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