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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.

Big Ten Academic Alliance joins Direct to Open from the MIT Press
The MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen BTAA member libraries
The BIG Collection: A Sequence of Convenings for 2021
Sessions will focus on generating broad community engagement with the vision, themes, and practical direction for the BIG Collection.
BTAA Joins Open Library of Humanities
The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries.

Library News


  • The Big Ten Academic Alliance joins Direct to Open from the MIT Press

    Jul 21, 2021, 13:51 PM

    The MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen BTAA member libraries. An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

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  • BTAA Joins Open Library of Humanities

    Jul 19, 2021, 11:18 AM

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries. This move was made possible thanks to the OLH Open Consortial Offer, an initiative that offers consortia, societies, networks and scholarly projects the opportunity to join the Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy system as a bloc, enabling each institution to benefit from a discount.

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  • Maurice York Appointed Director of Library Initiatives

    May 5, 2020, 11:00 AM

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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and ASERL partner to form Library Accessibility Alliance

    Jan 7, 2020, 11:44 AM

    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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  • BTAA and ASERL Announce Library Accessibility Partnership

    Aug 1, 2019, 09:34 AM

    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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