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Monday, March 15 • 9:00am - 9:30am
The BIG Collection: Building a Knowledge Commons for the Big Ten

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In an unprecedented collaborative gesture, the fifteen research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have committed to intentionally managing their core collections of books and digital assets as one collection (BIG Collection) to meet the growing needs of faculty and students on each campus. The BIG Collection is the overarching initiative to advance this commitment. The objective of the BIG Collection is to create a coherent knowledge commons for our faculty and students, with content universally available to all without regard to what institution produced or purchased it, supported by interoperable services and systems that rest on a foundation of shared infrastructure. We are beginning by building the infrastructure for the knowledge commons. This presentation will describe the vision, direction, and priorities for the BIG Collection.


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Maurice York

Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance
As the Director of Library Initiatives for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Maurice is responsible for coordinating collective action at scale amongst the research libraries of the BTAA toward their commitment to realizing an interdependent, networked future. The central initiative... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video