Big Ten Academic Alliance

Brief Description: 

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (formerly the CIC) is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities. For more than half a century, these world-class research institutions have advanced their academic missions, generated unique opportunities for students and faculty, and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs. Governed and funded by the Provosts of the member universities, Big Ten Academic Alliance mandates are coordinated by a staff from its Champaign, Illinois headquarters.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Storage facilities
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Mailing Address: 
Big Ten Academic Alliance 1819 South Neil Street, Suite D Champaign, IL 61820-7271
United States
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Staff Contacts: 
Kim Armstrong, Director, Center for Library Initiatives 217-265-0389; Rob Van Rennes, Assistant Director, Center for Library Initiatives 217-300-4744
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