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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.

Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance A regional organization of libraries that extends reciprocal, in-person borrowing privileges to graduate students from member universities.

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

Maryland Library Consortium A consortium of school, public, and academic libraries in Maryland.

National Library of Medicine, Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland, Baltimore  to support mutual interests in medical and health education, advanced training, and information dissemination

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

Authors Alliance Promoting authorship for the public good by supporting authors who write to be read.

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

Big Ten Academic Alliance Liaison Institute An opportunity for librarians with liaison or subject responsibilities to meet up, talk about best practices, learn new skills, celebrate victories, and share experiences.

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

Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) Provides sustainable, affordable, and standardized text- and data-mining services for licensed big datasets, as well as open and non-consumptive datasets, too large or unwieldy to work within existing research library environments.

DuraSpace An organization dedicated to developing open-source repository software, like that used to support Maryland’s own DRUM.

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

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.

Library Publishing Coalition A network of more than 50 academic libraries dedicated to supporting a diverse range of library publishing practices.

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

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