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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.

January 21, 2021

Access to Direct to Open now available to UMD Libraries

MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have entered a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen BTAA member libraries. An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.

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