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Collaborations and Innovations

The UMD Libraries collaborate with many university groups, organizations, and institutions to extend our strategic reach, innovate within the library field, and enhance our impact on campus and within the community.

Learn more about a few of our current collaborative initiatives.

1856 Project
1856 Project

The University of Maryland has joined Universities Studying Slavery, a consortium of colleges committed to addressing historical issues of slavery and contemporary issues of racism and inequality on their campuses. 

Affordable Course Content Options

Affordable Course Content Options @ UMD

Led by the Libraries and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, the Affordable Course Content Task Force provides recommendations to reduce the cost of course materials for students.

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SocArXiv Preprint Repository for the Social Sciences

UMD Libraries is the institutional home of SocArXiv, a free, interdisciplinary, open access repository of scholarship.

Tome@UMD
TOME@UMD

TOME@UMD, part of the national Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) initative, awards grants to sponsor the publicaion of open access, digital monographs by UMD faculty members.

UMD PACT
UMD PACT

The Publishing, Access, and Contract Terms (UMD PACT) working group is taking action to make Maryland's research more visible, accessible, affordable, and transparent.

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