Partnerships and Collaborations
Academic Preservation Trust A national consortium—including regional counterparts such as Johns Hopkins and the University of Virginia—that is framing the next phase of digital preservation.
arXiv Cornell’s scientific research repository
Association of Research Libraries A membership organization of 126 top research libraries in North America.
Center for Research Libraries An international consortium of libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources
CLIR Council on Library and Information Resources
CLOCKSS A joint venture of leading scholarly publishers and research libraries to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based journals.
CNI Coalition for Networked Information
Committee on Institutional Cooperation The academic counterpart to the athletic league of Big Ten universities.
DuraSpace An organization dedicated to developing open-source repository software, like that used to support Maryland’s own DRUM.
Digital Preservation Network A national consortium established to provide a federated approach to digital preservation.
E-Science Institute A program to strengthen support for e-sciences, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries and the Digital Library Federation.
HathiTrust A partnership of more than 50 major research institutions and libraries creating a shared digital library to preserve and make accessible the cultural record.
Kuali OLE A community of libraries and vendors that is creating software to manage interrelated library transactions that range from ordering and loaning books to managing digital collections. Kuali is the name for community-sourced enterprise software for higher education; OLE stands for Open Library Environment.
Library Publishing Coalition A network of more than 50 academic libraries dedicated to supporting a diverse range of library publishing practices.
Project Bamboo A national initiative to develop a digital infrastructure to better support humanities scholarship across institutions.
STATE and REGIONAL
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries A regional research library consortium.
Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance A regional organization of libraries that extends reciprocal, in-person borrowing privileges to graduate students from member universities.
Library of Congress A partnership to to facilitate access to on-site Library of Congress collections for University of Maryland faculty and students and to encourage the integration of the scholarly research materials from both libraries into the University of Maryland course curriculum.
Maryland Library Consortium A consortium of school, public, and academic libraries in Maryland.
National Library of Medicine, Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland, Baltimore to support mutual interests in medical and health education, advanced training, and information dissemination
Northeast Research Libraries A regional research library consortium.