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August 5, 2021

UMD Libraries gains access to Fund to Mission from the University of Michigan Press.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the University of Michigan Press have signed a three-year agreement that provides multi-year support for Fund to Mission from all fifteen member libraries. Fund to Mission is the Press’s open access monograph model that aligns with its mission and commitment to equity, justice, inclusion, and accessibility. The model demonstrates a return to the origins of the university press movement and moves toward a more open, sustainable infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences.

July 19, 2021

The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Open Library of Humanities sign three-year collective agreement

The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries.

June 29, 2021

UMD Libraries launches Diamondback Digital Photo Collection

The University Libraries had digitized nearly 17,000 images from the Diamondback student newspaper photo archives. This digital collection is available online and easy to search. Users can find images by keyword or browse by decade. Read more about the project.

May 18, 2021

UMD Libraries announce the recipients of the 2021 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research

Program introduces new award for research in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility The University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research. This year’s awardees are William L. Wong, class of 2021, Boban Dedović, class of 2021, and Jesse Anderson, class of 2022. Anderson is the inaugural recipient of the Libraries’ new award for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) research.

May 14, 2021

UMD Libraries Contributing National AFL-CIO Records to Digitization of Historical Labor and Civil Rights Materials

The University of Maryland Libraries and Georgia State University Library are embarking on a 3-year long project to make accessible online records that tell the story of the labor movement’s inextricable ties to the civil rights movement.

May 11, 2021

NEH Awards $325K to UMD Libraries for Newspaper Digitization

Project Preserving Maryland’s Historic Papers Reintroduces Voices of Marginalized Groups The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries was awarded a $324,683 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support an ongoing collaborative effort to digitize select historic Maryland newspapers published before 1964.

May 5, 2021

University of Maryland Libraries becomes the institutional home of SocArXiv

The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries is pleased to announce that it has become the institutional home of SocArXiv, an interdisciplinary, open access repository of scholarship.

April 29, 2021

UMD Libraries and partners launch TOME@UMD

  Pilot program will award three open-access book publication grants to UMD faculty The University of Maryland has joined TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), a national initiative to advance open-access publishing of monographs in the humanities and social sciences. TOME aims to make important long-form scholarship available to readers across the globe, without cost and permission barriers, by creating a system in which academic institutions subsidize the publication of open access books.

March 26, 2021

In support of the Asian American Community

On March 16, 2021, we were confronted with another act of horrific violence in our society. This time, after witnessing an alarming increase in the numbers of attacks on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) people during the pandemic, we learned about the brutal, hate-based murder of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were women of Asian descent. 

February 1, 2021

BTAA Announces Collective Action Agreement with the Directory of Open Access Journals

The University of Maryland, as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), has entered into a three-year collective action agreement with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This agreement offers support for DOAJ, an online directory that indexes and promotes quality, peer-reviewed open access journals from around the world, providing a community-driven service to play an essential role in the creation of a sustainable model for the future of scholarly publishing.

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