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.
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.
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.
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 @ 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.
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.