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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.

Stori Lab

StoRI Lab

The StoRI Lab (Storytelling and Research Innovation) will be a hub for research education connecting researchers across campus to educational experiences and technologies to facilitate scholarly communications and research storytelling.

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Frederick Douglass Center for Leadership Through the Humanities

UMD Libraries is partnering with the College of Arts and Humanities to advance the mission of the Frederick Douglass Center for Leadership Through the Humanities to cultivate diverse leaders committed to equity and social justice.

Living Democracy Initiative

UMD Libraries Living Democracy Initiative

The Living Democracy Initiative will introduce new library programming focused on advancing democratic ideals, civic engagement, and expanding access to the Lawrence J. Hogan, Sr. archives.

Year of Open Science

Year of Open Science at UMD

UMD PACT and UMD Libraries are celebrating the Year of Open Science during the 2023-2024 academic year by offering free webinars to educate the UMD community and beyond about OSTP's policy guidance to increase public access to federally funded research.

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



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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Arts for All at UMD Libraries

The University of Maryland Libraries offer events, exhibits, and resources in celebration and support of Arts for All, the campus’s new initiative to develop new and reimagined curricular and experiential offerings that nurture different ways of thinking.

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