AM and Big Ten Academic Alliance sign landmark access deal
AM has announced a major new agreement with premier library consortium, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). Students, researchers and scholars at 15 of the leading research institutions in the United States will now have unified access to millions of pages of essential primary source content from the entire AM core collections portfolio.
Working closely with BTAA and the framework of their strategic Big Collection initiative, AM has rolled out its Impact purchase model across the entire group. The ability to draw on this breadth of content in a united way across the BTAA membership will create opportunities for inter-institution research and collaborative projects at an unprecedented scale, whilst at the same time allowing individual members to focus on their own local academic strengths and specialisms.
Ben Cartwright, Executive Director, North American Sales at AM explains:
We’ve been partnering with the BTAA for a considerable time to make sure we are offering the greatest value in support of the group’s mission. The agreement is just the beginning. We’re eager and excited to help the institutions get the most out of our products, and to support the BTAA’s mission to advance academic excellence across their members.
Khal Rudin, Executive Chair at AM and Senior Vice President at SAGE Publishing, said:
The BTAA’s objective to optimize student and faculty access to content aligns closely with AM’s vision to place primary sources at the heart of education. Providing this vast amount of AM content to the entire BTAA community offers exciting new teaching and research opportunities for generations to come.
Maurice York, Director, Library Initiatives at the Big Ten Academic Alliance, stated:
We’re excited about this outstanding prospect for our member universities and for this deepening of an already long and highly productive partnership. We are very pleased with this compelling opportunity to unlock high quality content of great value to faculty and students across our consortium.
About the Big Ten Academic Alliance
The Big Ten Academic Alliance is the United States’ preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. For more than half a century, these world-class 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.
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