January 21, 2022

Video of Keynote Presentation: “Envisioning the BIG Collection: Building a Knowledge Commons for the Big Ten”

From the Big Ten Academic Alliance Web Site and YouTube:

Envisioning the BIG Collection: Building a Knowledge Commons for the Big Ten was recorded on Monday, March 8, 2021. It was the first presentation in the “A Sequence of Convenings for 2021” series from the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

About the Keynote

Keynote Speaker
Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance

Session Description
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 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 introduce the theme for the year of Convenings by describing the vision, direction, and priorities for the BIG Collection.

See Also: Learn About More Upcoming ” A Sequence of Convenings for 2021″ Presentations

See Also: Historic Move: Big Ten Libraries Commit to Managing Separate Collections as a Single Collection (The BIG Collection) (Jan. 12, 2021)

See Also: Big Ten Academic Alliance Plans BIG Collection Across 15 Libraries (via Library Journal; January 28, 2021)

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