Big Ten Academic Alliance

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
Preservation
Storage facilities
Other Functions
Digitization