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Memberships and Partnerships

Organizational memberships and partnerships at the state, regional, national, and international levels strengthen the University of Maryland Libraries' capacity to advance strategic priorities and major initiatives.

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries A regional research library consortium.

Maryland Digital Library A gateway to electronic resources available to students and faculty at universities and colleges across the state of Maryland.

Northeast Research Libraries  A regional research library consortium.

University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)

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

Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association Enhances leadership opportunities that address the needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander library workers and those who serve those communities

Association of Research Libraries A membership organization of 124 top research libraries in North America. 

Atlanta University Center, Robert Woodruff Library, and the national Project STAND coalition

Big Ten Academic Alliance  The athletic league's academic counterpart, previously known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

Black Caucus American Library Association Advocates for improvement of library services and resources to the nation's African American community and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians

Center for Open Science Increasing openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research, and supporting the Open Science Framework

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

DSpace A community for the DSpace open-source institutional repository system used by many institutions, including Maryland's own DRUM. ("Bronze" members)

E-Science Institute  A program to strengthen support for e-sciences, coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries and the Digital Library Federation.

Fedora A community and governance organization for the Fedora open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content, including UMD Libraries' digital collections. ("Bronze" members)

Freedom to Read Foundation A non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association that protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.

Georgia State University partnering with UMD Libraries on "Advancing Workers Rights in the American South"

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. 

ICPSR An international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, providing leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences and hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Lyrasis A 501 c 3 non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions, and collaboration. ("Leaders Circle" members)

National Diet Library of Japan  A partnership to preserve and provide access to materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection

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